Roundup No 5: The remote workforce, time tracking, and habits of happy people
Time tracking can help you understand how much time you spend on each of your tasks, figure out where your time is being wasted, and make strategic changes.
Being at work, sitting at your desk, and staring at your computer screen doesn’t make you productive. When you have too many non-work related thoughts in your head, it’s time to track and increase your productivity.
The development of technology has created a great benefit for the modern employee: the ability to work remotely. During the last years the number of telecommuters has significantly increased.
Now more than ever, work-life balance is an obvious necessity, and many employees are making it work through telecommuting. What do people from different positions say about this trend?
Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up every morning feeling like this is the best day in your life? Unfortunately, nobody wakes up extremely happy and motivated every morning, even happy people.
The difference is that happy people work hard to maintain long-lasting happiness. It has been proven that happiness created by great events in your life stays only for a short time, and you have to actively work to be in a good mood.
There are some things that you can do to be happier in the long run. Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of the bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the co-founder of TalentSmart, has provided several habits that will guarantee a great mood and make you happy on a daily basis.
Many companies are opening up to the idea of working from home. It is not an easy task for many companies, especially for those in the traditional industry, to transit from in-person work to remote work.
The biggest challenge is how to manage your remote team to work effectively. The first thing an employer needs to do is to choose the right remote working tools for his/her team. Different types of remote working tools, such as time management, project management, communication, etc. help the employees to know the task orders, ultimate goal, their own responsibilities clearer. This will largely improve productivity.
Second, the employer needs to ensure that each employee knows how to use the tool. This can be hard for some people who find it difficult to adapt new digital software. Try to choose the easiest tool which fits your basic needs for your team.
Leaning on the right technology can help your organization, employees, and even business partners to rapidly adapt to the digital working mode for the continuity of your business.