Remote management: advantages and challenges according to Gartner

Apparently, the home office came to stay. Since March 2020, the routine of many professionals has been transformed by relocating the company’s physical location to the home office. Despite the challenge faced by many managers when it comes to managing their teams remotely, we can identify several advantages in this type of work model.

In order to make remote work possible in a smooth and safe way, it is necessary to keep the team’s engagement even at a distance and to really manage the team remotely. Thinking about it, Gartner pointed out 04 tips on how to do remote management efficiently:

  1. Promote independence

According to Gartner, two-fifths of employees who are working in the home office regime want more autonomy at work. This means that managers must give employees more freedom, butat the same time encourage them to achieve their goals.

  1. Encourage interaction

Despite social isolation, maintaining interaction and relationships with other people is very important for the mental health of the employees and especially for maintaining productivity.

According to a survey made by Gartner Reimagine HR in the last quarter of 2019, 41% of employees reported having lost contact with colleagues and 26% said they felt isolated when doing their jobs. For this reason, it is important that managers encourage a sense of community and well-being among the people on their team.

  1. Practice empathy

The lack of physical contact can generate feelings of detachment and indifference in everyone in your company. Encourage positive feelings and practice empathy through positive feedback and reinforcement. It is very important that managers maintain a positive and optimistic management style to keep their team motivated.

  1. Develop teamwork

During remote work, many professionals organized themselves into teams to maintain collaboration and develop the work together. That is why managers must ensure that employees have the essential tools to carry out their activities, in addition to technical support so that the work happens more efficiently and collaboratively.

To do the remote management of your team it is necessary to use technological tools. With them, it is possible to optimize processes, manage people, monitor results, and even generate value for the business. See below the benefits and challenges of remote management during the home office.

What are the advantages of remote management?

Remote management has changed the dynamics of many companies with this new home office work format. The current scenario has caused a technological leap in the corporate universe, precisely because of the need for connection resources with mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks.

Productivity increasing

With remote management it is possible to identify the increase in productivity, reducing problems that could generate major impacts on the performance of the team, in addition to improving efficiency in most of the processes carried out by each employee.

Information integration and optimization

Remote management when applied to optimize processes, facilitates integration and access to the data and important information to the work. Therefore, with the use of online communication tools, a collaborator can get in touch with the other members on the team, access relevant documents made available in the cloud, schedule a video conference and much more.

Team engagement

With this new management model, it is possible to monitor the development of certain activities at a distance. It will help to keep your team closer, attentive and increase the exchange of content, experiences and information.

What are the challenges of remote management?

In some companies, remote work can be part of the post-pandemic future of many workers. But, despite the attractive advantages, there are still some challenges that need to be considered.


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