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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2020, 08:38:55 AM »
any ideas how to keep logs of how you spent your day?
This is supposed to be good https://toggl.com/
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2020, 10:25:04 AM »
I've found it difficult to monitor, train, and help the employees that work under me. What would normally be just 10 minutes of me sitting next to them and going through some things, has turned into an hour of frustrating screen sharing etc.
I also had one employee that was clocked in over 8 hours a day but producing almost nothing. I'm quite certain he was not working.

I have one employee that just started right before COVID hit and training has been extremely difficult. I normally would have the trainee sit by my desk and watch me work for a while to get the hang of things, explain what I'm doing while I'm doing it, and have them listen in on calls.

I myself can work from home with practically the same productivity, but it's hard to train, monitor, and guide remotely.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2020, 10:37:23 AM »
I myself can work from home with practically the same productivity, but it's hard to train, monitor, and guide remotely.
Agree 100%

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2020, 10:43:21 AM »
JetBlue's phone agents work from home, but go in person for training and meetings

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2020, 10:44:34 AM »
JetBlue's phone agents work from home, but go in person for training and meetings
It's been like that since they founded JetBlue.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2020, 10:51:52 AM »
A balance of some days home and others in the office, with employees sharing space in the office is the way of the future.
I'm just waiting for the employee to be able write off home office for tax like self employed.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2020, 11:10:16 AM »
I've found it difficult to monitor, train, and help the employees that work under me. What would normally be just 10 minutes of me sitting next to them and going through some things, has turned into an hour of frustrating screen sharing etc.
I also had one employee that was clocked in over 8 hours a day but producing almost nothing. I'm quite certain he was not working.

I have one employee that just started right before COVID hit and training has been extremely difficult. I normally would have the trainee sit by my desk and watch me work for a while to get the hang of things, explain what I'm doing while I'm doing it, and have them listen in on calls.

I myself can work from home with practically the same productivity, but it's hard to train, monitor, and guide remotely.

This is less of an issue for proactive workers with intuition who typically find themselves in management roles. The uninitiated base-salary low-level employees usually need more hand-holding which is hard to do remotely. In some business models it makes sense to hire better qualified employees, but that doesnít work for everyone.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2020, 11:11:08 AM »
It's been like that since they founded JetBlue.
Correct. Just to reference the above post that training is difficult remotely

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2020, 11:19:23 AM »
This is less of an issue for proactive workers with intuition who typically find themselves in management roles. The uninitiated base-salary low-level employees usually need more hand-holding which is hard to do remotely. In some business models it makes sense to hire better qualified employees, but that doesnít work for everyone.

Correct. But we have a need for low level employees so...
And even for motivated mid-level employees, if we're putting new processes into place or adding to their workload, it's hard to train and give guidance remotely (not to mention that most people are at half capacity either way because their kids are home)

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2020, 12:14:47 PM »
Correct. But we have a need for low level employees so...
And even for motivated mid-level employees, if we're putting new processes into place or adding to their workload, it's hard to train and give guidance remotely (not to mention that most people are at half capacity either way because their kids are home)

Iím all in favor of colocated teams, and see the benefits of managing employees onsite. I mentioned this upthread and got some pushback, so Iím pointing out that whatís being discussed now supports my position.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2020, 12:00:09 AM »
some prioritize old fashioned over output
while others learned from covid that its not that bad

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2020, 01:31:01 PM »
while others learned from covid that its not that bad

Or that it is so much worse than they feared.
Anything requiring collaboration becomes very dependent on peoples ability to collaborate by conference. Those skills are nowhere close to universal.
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2020, 01:37:48 PM »
It seems like some companies are renting more office space to allow for social distancing instead of doing WFH.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2020, 03:20:08 PM »
why why post this



oh now it makes sense

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/515926-jpmorgan-telling-senior-trading-floor-managers-to-come-back-to-office-by

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Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2020, 03:27:07 PM »
why why post this
Everyone that owns real estate in NYC wants the workers to come back ASAP.