Why companies need a work from home policy.

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A remote work policy is a set of established norms and guidelines between an employee and their employer that covers the various aspects of working from home.

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Remote work became more embraced due COVID-19 but now it is a desirable alternative by many because it has proved to do more good than harm. People are saving money that could have been used as rent for office space, commuter costs and most importantly saving the time used to commute to the office.

Having seen that working from home is the future of work in the next decade, a work from home policy will be very necessary so that people can be effective at home. When Jack Dorsey of Twitter announced that Twitter employees could work from home in future, others followed and had to develop work-from-home policies to ensure that productivity increases.

Biz30 timedoctor defines a remote work policy as the set of established norms and guidelines between an employee and their employer that covers the various aspects of working from home.

In the article they lay out the reasons why the policy should be formulated. The article goes further and describes the advantages and disadvantages of work from home policy. Of importance is what should be included when creating a remote working guide. These are some of the aspects you should include:

1. Eligibility and scope

This is simply who qualifies to work from home and the parameters they should be confined to while working remotely.

2. Request and Approval

The policy should establish who can work from home and how they should go about requesting for approval to work from home.

3. Productivity measures and time keeping guidelines

A good policy will set the framework for measuring productivity and also define the duration of time that an employee is expected to work.

Read more from biz30 Timedoctor about the upsides and downsides of a work from home policy here.

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