Can you trust your employees when they work at home? Global trends are showing that working from home is here to stay.
"Late last month, contrary to the official advisory that working from home should be the default mode of operation, many employers asked their staff to go back to office." - From the Straits Times article, 13 Jun 2021.
Does your boss trust you if you are delivering an honest day's work when you are at home?
What do you think about these bosses who cannot trust their employees?
Is it because their management skills are so poor?
Or because they have fired a bunch of untrustworthy slackers?
The article highlights that the mere presence in the office does not equate to productivity.
However, the fact is if your boss does not trust you, changes are you will not get a promotion or a big bonus any time soon.
Here are how to function better between bosses and employees, adapting and making the best of this new normal.
1. Bosses should learn to treat employees like adults and not kids who need watching over.
2. It is time to save a lot of time and money by reducing overseas business travels as well as cutting office space usage.
3. Never hold routine team meetings for the sake of having an audience. Now we know that meetings are not productive unless you have a clear objective and outcome for doing so.