As you prepare for your team to work on a remote or off-site project, you understandably are making numerous plans to ensure that they can work efficiently. For example, you may be making arrangements for your team to have access to all of the supplies and equipment needed for the planned project. In addition to these obvious details for project planning, there are a few other important aspects that must be planned for in order to ensure that your team can work efficiently regardless of the work conditions.
Comfort and Well-Being Features
When your team is uncomfortable, they may be less likely to work efficiently and to focus on their assigned tasks. Consider, for example, if your team is exposed to very hot or cold temperatures. They may need access to appropriate climate control equipment and be permitted to wear comfortable clothing suitable for the work conditions in order to work efficiently in various environments.
Personal Hygiene Equipment
When your team works in a dedicated workspace, such as in an office or a warehouse, they may have access to a restroom. They may use this restroom several times each day as needed. On the other hand, when your team is in an off-site location, such as a construction site, they may be required to make do without a bathroom or to leave the project site to find a public restroom. It is impractical to expect your team to work a full shift without using a restroom. With this in mind, it makes sense to rent portable toilets for construction sites and for other similar work environments.
Employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers from harm regardless of the workplace conditions. In an office environment, reasonable steps are more obvious than they may be in a remote work environment. However, you cannot overlook the important matter of safety. Consider what activities your team will be doing and what equipment is available for your team to use that may promote their safety on the job.
In order to properly prepare for a remote work project, you must anticipate your workers’ needs. Put yourself in their shoes as you mentally walk through all aspects of the project. Consider when your team will need breaks and how they will take those breaks. Think about their comfort and safety throughout the workday. When you take these critical steps, you can promote superior efficiency and productivity. You may also keep your team safer and more comfortable in the process.