In a digital world, remote working provides businesses with tangible, cost-saving advantages; from reduced overheads to a larger employee talent pool and greater workforce diversity. When done right, remote working evidently boosts productivity and employee wellbeing and is proven to drive profitability.
A digitally transformed workplace may naturally have the tools, processes and systems to support a remote workforce. However, while technology makes digital transformation possible, it’s the ability of an organisation to embrace this way of working that will be key to success.
Research shows that while 30% of organisations provide training for virtual working, the training focuses on how to use the software and on understanding policies. The real skills gap lies in enabling employees to work productively beyond the tools. Only an effective remote workforce will be set to exploit digital transformation to gain a competitive edge.
How do you measure your remote team’s effectiveness?
Through our digital transformation practise and experience in leading and working with remote teams around the world, we identified 6 stages that teams go through on their way to remote working effectiveness. Each stage carries with it various levels of organisational risk and advantage.
We designed a 10-minute Remote Working Maturity assessment to measure what stage your team is at. The assessment is based on reported behaviours so results get richer as more team members complete the assessment. Share the assessment with your team to quantify your team’s effectiveness.