13 Oct Business Success starts with trusting your team to get the job done
The immediate need to work from home caused by the pandemic in March 2020 changed the way we work as a country and affected the way work is accomplished.
For some working from home was a challenge, many had never done it before and been used to the daily commute and the 9-5 routine.
Others had done it before but on a very ad-hoc basis.
The challenges were also compounded by the fact that many had children at home.
What were the challenges for your team and how did you adjust?
It forced us to come up with new and inventive ways of working.
I know for example of people who worked very early in the morning, then dealt with the children and went back to working in the evening.
I know of people who worked in the mornings while their wife or husband had the children and then they swapped.
For many, this flexibility was the only way they could get their work done – but the key here is – they did get their work done…
So, does it really matter when and where your team get their work done and achieve business success?
The time and the location are irrelevant as long as the work is done, the targets are hit, the deadlines are met, and the results of your business success are achieved.
What matters to your business survival and any future growth is the performance of your team and the results they achieve. It does not matter if this is done in the office or at the kitchen table.
If you asked your team how they felt about the ‘new normal’ way of working what would they say?
Some might say they are more productive, efficient and get more work done at home.
Some might say they like the flexibility working from home affords them.
But this goes directly against the 9-5 office working regime we have been so used to.
But change is good, right?
Click here and download the ‘Results Matter Most’ report to read the results of a recent McKinsey research study which suggests that employees feel liberated by the new ways they are working and how this can work for your business too when you focus on the results.