Here’s How to Increase Your Workforce’s Efficiency

Companies need to ascertain problems emerged due to communication fatigue and thereby, leverage the entire workforce’s ability and performance
  • BY Jaspreet Kaur

    Feature Writer, BusinessEx

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  • Jun 16,2020
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  • 9 Mins Read

In the changing scenario, companies are trying to sustain and adapt to the environment. Conforming to the social distancing norms, almost every company has approved remote working for their workforce. Work from home, which was initially a perk offered to the employees, has now transformed into a safety measure for companies now. Many giant companies like Facebook and Twitter have seen the advantages of WFH and taken a move to create it as a permanent opportunity.

While having the advantage of working from home, there are some downsides also that have recently surfaced. Building constant focus on work, attending long online meetings and being responsive all time are some of the problems that the workforce has begun experiencing. The company ensures that its employees are active and responding to the office calls, meetings and consultation meets that take place on a daily basis. These things enable active participation of the employees, thereby, leaving no room for laziness or negligence towards work. 

The companies need to address problems that the employees face during the WFM period. Such issues deserve attention similar to other office-related problems. Firstly, companies need to ascertain problems emerged due to communication fatigue and later, avert them with effective steps. By doing so, companies can leverage the entire workforce's ability and performance.

1.Giving Break from Virtual World 

As the WFH continues, the companies are working along with employees in a two-sided environment. As a result, there is a slight difference left between home and work, and thereby, employees become perplexed doing household chores as well as office work in the same space. Another thing that the employees often try is to schedule online meetings one after the other, which in turn dips their performance and completely exhausts them. 

For resolving this, the company can build a time table and ensure employees follow it. In the time table, the employees can start work at 9 AM and get 2-3 hours break at 12 pm to rest or do household chores. Then, they can proceed with their work at 2 PM or 3 PM again and perform it until 6 PM. In this manner, employees can rest, work and at the same time, perform well.

2. Trim Length of Online Meetings

Online meetings play a prerequisite role in the WFH period. It helps develop coordination, take important decisions together. While conducting the online meetings, managers commonly do not track time and thus, meetings go longer taking more than the usual time. Such meetings are time-consuming as well as energy-consuming. Thereafter, subordinates need time to revive themselves and refocus on the work. 

To avoid wastage of time, the company should create an itinerary of every online video and ensure winding it up in minimum time. Also, time should be wasted in exchanging pleasantries and discussion about the main topic should start instantly. These ideas will help trim down extra time that every video meeting takes. 

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