Remote Work Productivity Debate

It may seem hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a year since millions of Americans swiftly transitioned from in-office work to remote work. Between the logistical challenges of setting up multiple remote offices for individual teams, the difficulty of providing close supervision, and the lack of opportunities for traditional team meetings, a huge concern of managers and employers throughout the country has been productivity.

While many companies say they haven’t seen a dip in productivity, others have expressed concerns. But what specifically are these companies measuring? What evidence do they have to support their evaluation one way or the other?

In a recent feature, HR Daily Advisor dove deeper into the remote work productivity question. We reached out to industry experts, managers, and HR professionals to get their opinions on how productivity has really changed since the broad shift to remote work. Among them was MRINetwork President and CEO Bert Miller. 

“The success of remote work primarily comes down to the type of individual and their roles,” Miller was quoted as saying. “It works well for highly disciplined employees and highly technical positions that can be done from anywhere and delivered successfully against effective project management methodologies.” Read the original story on HR Daily Advisor to see what other considerations will factor into employee productivity as we enter year two of the COVID-19 pandemic.