“My company made it so that working from home was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

How many leaders can say that they have heard this?

There are several tactical elements to a work from home (WFH) strategy:

  • Technical environment  Helping employees ensure they have the right tools to work from home. This includes proper computer equipment, virtual meeting software, and access to peripherals such as printers or scanners. This also might include assistance with furniture and layout.
  • Policy  Identifying human resources guidelines for appropriate behavior, work hours, time off, handling children at home, and more. These guidelines should be supportive of enabling greater employee success in the WFH environment.
  • Employee Guidelines  These are guidelines that help employees achieve a work-home balance and include suggestions for maintaining boundaries between success at work and success with home life. I wrote in detail about this here.
  • Leadership Guidelines  These are must-dos that leaders must perform to help drive organizational growth and success while most employees are working from home. Here is an article that outlines these principles.

One of my clients was successful in implementing portions of all of these elements. They have an employee base that remains healthy, and one that has fully and successfully embraced the WFH environment. I have no doubt they will continue to enjoy phenomenal success as we move to the new normal in the new WFH culture.

What tactics have you employed to drive greater employee success in the WFH environment? I’d love to hear what you’ve done. Please go out to LinkedIn to add your comments.

Dedicated to fueling your growth,

Steve

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