What are the main challenges you're facing while working remotely?
Fact: There's a delicate balance between staying motivated and not being able to switch off - most people we asked stated these as the two main challenges to working remotely. You might think these challenges are mutually exclusive but not being able to switch off after hours can lead to a lack of motivation during work time. Think of it like quality vs quantity - you want 8 hours of high-quality work, but if employees can't switch off you're more likely to get 16 hours of low productivity.
Tip: This is where different working styles really come to the forefront. For example, some people may feel a sense of guilt that if they can't be seen then it will be assumed that they aren't working as much. Others may find managing their workloads harder and feel completely overwhelmed so start to shut down despite being online more. Understanding the individual is key here and there's no one size fits all tip, aside from asking, listening, and then working through potential solutions.