With the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic bringing into focus the value of working from home,many firms are delaying the return to work. While the decision to do this for most may be born out of a specific reason (such as a workplace consultancy revealing that the office facility isn't suitable for the new safe working guidance), others may only need a slight adjustment for their office layout to be safe. If a business is able to return to work safely but doesn't actually make the move, they may be missing out on the benefits that working from a central office brings. One of these is employee accountability.
Let's take a look at how returning to work can manage this aspect, as well as how a consultancy can make the return possible in the first place.
What are the accountability issues of working from home?
Working remotely isn't a new concept; even before the pandemic it was growing in acceptance. Even despite the technology we have at our disposal making the process easier than previously thought, many managers still approach the idea of remote work with scepticism: How can I ensure my team is being productive?