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The key to remote employee management is accountability

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Remote work has become the norm for many companies, and workforce management has to be adapted. However, at what cost and to what extent?

If you haven’t adapted your management style to your remote workforce, you may be going through incredible struggles right now. I can’t even imagine your stress level.

Pre-COVID, our entire workforce was in our downtown Montreal office with no option to work remotely. So, the number one thing we learned after we went remote was to let go. In other words, we had to have faith and ignore everything else. It mostly worked.

When you work remotely, it is very easy for your employer to figure out if you’re a good fit for your position. This has been a significant benefit for us. It’s also easier to let people go who don’t work out, because you don’t have to see them every day. This last point may sound callous, but it’s true. Many people have a hard time letting go of coworkers and employees they see every day, even when necessary. This is bad for both the employee and the company.

So, in a nutshell, remote employees are being trusted more while remote – or rather, managers are more likely to close their eyes and hope for the best. You just need to ensure they know what to do and let them succeed or fail. So, what you’re really looking for from employees nowadays is accountability.