In response to the pandemic, many contractors have decided to have their employees work remotely. While there are obvious aspects of construction that require in-person presence on a jobsite, there are many that can be done remotely.
Unlike industries where remote work has been being adopted for years, construction has been considered an in-person job. That’s begun to change.
In the latest Contractor Operations Manual, Successfully Managing A Remote Workforce: How to Maintain Productivity and Engagement, we explore the influence and impact of the pandemic; generational expectations; the advantages of remote work; how to lead, communicate and incentivize behavior; the impact of this shift on organizational strategy and culture.
I. The Influence and Impact of the Pandemic
- Demands of the Technology Generation
- The Major Advantages of Remote Work
II. Use of Technology for Speed and Transparency
III. Tools, Metrics, and Reporting to Effectively Manage Remote Workers
- Transparency of Performance
IV. Best Practices in Managing Remote Meetings
- Do Not Multitask During Meetings
Develop These Habits for Successful Remote Meetings
V. Leading, Communicating, and Incentivizing Behavior
- Enabling Remote Employees
- Create a Recurring Daily Check Meeting
- Allow Different Communication Options
- Recognize the Challenges of Remote Work
- Allow for Flexibility
VI. Cultural Impacts
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