Work from home is an undeniable reality for most of us today. Regardless of whether you are employer and employee, you’ve been thinking about how uncomfortable the shift from working in spaces to now working at home
Productivity, regardless of the space, it is always a concern. Companies are constantly looking for different ways to project their numbers. If you aren’t in a space to observe what these traits unfold, it can be tough to assess whether your business model is functioning adequately or not.
This includes tracking stress levels among employees, their overall welfare and whether they are feeling adequate in their job roles or not.
As an entrepreneur, one of the key things you will always look forward to is making sure that the space given to employees is adequate, and they are comfortable no matter where they are.
During the lockdown, the Indian IT industry made employees “Work from Home” (WFH) as per the government’s mandate. As a result, about 90% of employees worked from home with 65% of them from homes in metros and rest 35%: Source ET(Click to read the full article)
A Virtual tracking App could be a possible solution to this digital revolution of work from home. Consider this, if there was a way you could remotely track the progress of your employees, keep a check on their productivity and motivate them whenever necessary, does it really matter whether you are in the office or not?
This will virtually erase any doubt you have about making sure employees are comfortable wherever they are. It would include specialized tracking features like monitoring mouse movement, eyeball movement, and how much they manage to complete in a given amount of time, on-screen time monitoring.
Even introducing features like tracking the movements through the help of the webcam, for instance, would help monitor the reaction time that an employee has to the workload they are given.
Through these different metrics, an employer would be able to assess whether a given the subject is following through with their deadlines or not.
All of this would be carried out with utmost safety, ensuring that neither party is using this information to their gainful advantage.
Of course, this goes without a saying: the privacy of the individuals involved must be respected. If practiced correctly, these virtual tracking apps could be the key to unlock improving productivity, employee relations. And in a world where everyone is working remotely, this could bring employer and employee closer than ever before.
This type of app is likely to be advantageous for more than those who come from the company’s perspective. Those who are into the development of these types of apps, namely IT companies would gain a huge advantage. Companies can tie-up with IT companies locally who are engaged in this business. An initiative such as this would help bolster the digital revolution and the already started work from home culture that has been brought on by the coming of the pandemic.
Apart from this, it can help monitor overall productivity. Bosses can plan repeated or scattered incentives for those who are showing a low response rate in relation to their productivity online.
This would help build a strong relationship between employer and employee, which would lead to a better balance in the entire ecosystem of the firm.
It could drastically help improve the communication system in the firm as well. By using the metrics above, one could immediately intervene when they see an employee struggling and assist them whenever they need it. This is important, especially considering the environment that staying at home may manifest for some employees. It could help build better support infrastructure for employees, therefore helping employers assess the general mental-health levels of their employees.
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