The current pandemic didn't start this trend, but it has definitely accelerated it. Even before COVID-19 came on the horizon, Gallup research showed that 43% of U.S. employees work remotely some or all of the time. And some predictions have the traditional 9-to-5 job being pretty much history by 2030.
Now, thousands of businesses all over the world — beginning with the financial centers in Shanghai and Hong Kong — have practically shuttered their physical offices and converted to the new virtual reality of remote workers.
Here's how to join what Time Magazine calls the "World's Largest Work-from-Home Experiment" with minimal friction and maximum productivity. What you learn now by necessity will likely benefit your company even when the need is past.
Establish Expectations from the Start
Workers should know exactly what they need to produce and on what timetable. Make instructions as detailed as possible.
Communication is Key
Teams should hold regular...