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Businesses are having to deal with a lot of tough workplace questions right now. A lot of business owners are figuring out if, when, and how to re-open their offices. Whilst others are deciding if some employees can continue working remotely permanently.
As mentioned on ActiveTrak, “remote work may be here to stay”. In the technology industry alone, we’ve seen large companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Square, Slack, and more issue public statements about allowing their employees to work remotely indefinitely. With this being said, the challenge of managing remote workers is looking less and less like a temporary one. With that in mind, companies need to shift to long-term remote work strategies and solutions to make sure that offsite teams don’t only stay productive, but also increase productivity.
VirtualTrak powered by ActivTrak is a workplace productivity and analytics software that helps teams understand how people work, whether in-office or remote. Our cloud-based user activity monitoring platform gathers and analyzes data, then provides insights to help companies be more productive and compliant. Our award-winning solution can be configured in minutes to identify operational bottlenecks, flag operational compliance risks, and provide valuable insights that help employees and employers improve productivity outcomes.
Remote Workplace Analytics for a New Time
With work been done remotely, how can business leaders ensure work is completed efficiently and effectively? Remote workforce analytics is the best answer. With a tool like VirtualTrak, you’ll be able to see how teams are working—not just if they are working or not. Workplace analytics ensures an easy way to identify employee performance gaps, workflow process barriers, unstable workloads and times when productivity is at its best and worst. You also get insight as to which software programs are used the most and which ones are not being used, helping to trim costs by getting rid of expensive, unnecessary software licenses.
As HR Technologist wrote, “In the end, the value of any people analysis comes down to improving efficiency. Just as marketing analytics deployed across customer touchpoints helps improve the buyer’s journey, workforce productivity analytics help employees become more effective at their work and ultimately deliver more value to customers.”
Discuss Workplace Analytics Openly with Employees
If you already have workplace analytics in place, transitioning it to support your employees remotely can be easy. On the other hand if you want to implement a new system, it’s important to be open and transparent to employees about how remote workplace analytics is going to work. Be open with your employees about the objective of the program and what it will and will not do. Ensure employees that remote workplace analytics benefits them, by preventing crazy workloads and burnouts; helping to balance work-life. The data can additionally make performance reviews easier and accurate, in turn ensuring fair promotions.
Workplace analytics software can also be used by employees to improve their time management and performance goals. According to the MIT Sloan Management Review, “Enterprises that want the best from their workers — and for their customers — innovatively invest in digital accountability, but these efforts must acknowledge and respect newly blurred distinctions between work and home life. With transparency and trust, tracking can authentically be branded and experienced as data-driven workforce support.”
With remote work moving towards a permanent status in the business world, you need to think further than just surviving a temporary crisis and plan for long-term growth. With remote workplace analytics, your employees and teams working remotely can be set up for greatness in reaching their best productivity levels, your customers will in turn receive the service and quality they deserve. As a business owner you’ll have peace of mind knowing that being out of sight doesn’t mean being out of mind.
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