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That right there is the problem. I work FAR less when at the office as we constantly get bothered by people physically walking in with stuff and / or wanting to have a chit chat.An office you still get to walk around and socialize etc.
The metrics are your deliverables. Anybody using something like Jira would understand that delivery is easily trackable.Yes ‘working’. Without measuring metrics that matter, it’s just a guessing game.
Like I said it can easily become a case of completing the deliverable as the goal.The metrics are your deliverables. Anybody using something like Jira would understand that delivery is easily trackable.
If a company can't measure their employees' performance at home, chances are they probably didn't do it properly at the office either.
Unless we consider archaic practices such as monitoring time spent sitting in a chair as an effective measurement of productivity...
That is the sad reality of it. There is this conception that people work slower from home, but there is no indication on whether or not the work is also more difficult. People might be taking on harder/more work which will in turn slow them down.Unless we consider archaic practices such as monitoring time spent sitting in a chair as an effective measurement of productivity...
That speaks to a different issue. If your resources are meeting their targets, but milestones are not being met, the issue is poor planning and/or project management...Like I said it can easily become a case of completing the deliverable as the goal.
That number goes up while the progress to a target(milestone) crawls.
Assuming more hours put in, means more progress which isn’t the reality.
Strangely enough I would love to work in a cubicle, they have had this open plan office thing since I've been working for 20 years now.Been working from home since I left school. Can't imagine going to a cubicle.
Reduced salaries are the only problem now, fact is, none of my clients are doing superbly well, and I know as they use my systems and generally requires some help with their reports etc, see it as a lesser of two evils, I'm just glad I didn't need to lay off anyone. On average, we took 25%, higher earners took a bigger knock.WFH is much more efficient where I work.
We went from orders being dispatched 2 days after receipt (and if a quotation was involved 3/4 days) to orders leaving the same day.
Calls are answered within 2/3 rings - whoever's available picks up.
Two people retired and our driver is superfluous because everything goes by courier now but we all voted to keep him on. A loyal staff member for 10 years - it's not his fault COVID hit.
..... but we're all on 75% salaries and that looks as if it won't change for the foreseeable future
I don't know. Going to an office or push me into my little corner desk makes me feel like pushing me back into a box. I fear the 'box'. Don't do that to me.Strangely enough I would love to work in a cubicle, they have had this open plan office thing since I've been working for 20 years now.
Never had a cubicle, at most a little division between desks.
My company is top heavy, with the severe case of "bums in seats" management. Since Covid hit they've struggled because they can't quite come to terms with managing deliverables, instead of people.Dinosaurs who don't know how to manage in the new age. They still want "to see you working". Don't know how to measure performance if they can't see you working...