Seize the full potential of teleworking and avoid pitfalls

Teleworking was originally intended as a mean to reduce the time spent on commuting. When used appropriately it has also a positive impact on safety, leads to cost reductions and improves the health and well-being of the employee - remote working can reduce stress which makes people feel better and increases productivity.

People can carry out their professional activities at home, or in satellite offices and have the possibility to use a more flexible time schedule. Remote working offers a possibility to adapt the work patterns to the personal situation of the employee without a negative impact on the employer. Rather the opposite, for many employers teleworking could reduce their struggle with finding qualified staff.

In Nordic countries teleworking is a well-established practice. Until recently this was not the case in Belgium. Due to the outbreak of COVID19, there was a top-down obligation to provide teleworking opportunities with all employers where it was feasible. Following that experience, many enterprises realised that seizing the full potential of teleworking requires developing a clear policy with legal and practical aspects in mind. 

Our offer to employers: 

Specific workshops for team managers and C-level management

How to execute tasks from home? How to design and implement an effective supervision model? What kind of leadership is essential to ensure a productive collaboration? How to sustain the team spirit and productive team work? To answer these questions, to anticipate possible issues and to address scenarios tailored to the specific needs of your organisation, we developed two practical workshops for team managers: 

Development of a teleworking policy 

All theory related to teleworking in a nutshell - basic principles, legislation and good practices with a focus on the mindset and attitudes that will help you to seize the full potential of remote working and anticipate possible issues before they can reduce the productivity.

Organization and planning of teleworking in a team

Hands-on training to facilitate the transition to new ways of working. A set of tips and tricks for improving the activities to be carried out by the employees and for supervising the team, complemented with advice on how to achieve a change of mindset - both for a manager and for the team. A change in the mindset is a crucial success factor for teleworking: motivation of staff, providing structure and adequate supervision are essential requirements to avoid negative outcomes.

Workshops and training on facilitating teleworking and introduction to practical tools

An insightful session on all the technical aspects related to teleworking. We share tips and tricks on communication, online meetings, organisation of workspace and it ergonomics, and  address also cybersecurity risks. We offer a modular approach that can be fully tailored to the needs of a specific company or a target group.

Coaching on change management

Resentment towards change in habits and behaviour is a natural phenomenon. To support organisations in the implementation of their teleworking strategy and to address certain specific barriers, Vias provides coaching oriented on behavioural change. Such coaching can be targeted to a specific team or group of people and can be tailored to the individual requests of the company.

Does your company already have an appropriate teleworking policy in place?

Vias offers an assessment of your policy and measures to provide an overall assessment and to identify particular bottlenecks. Based on this assessment, we propose an action plan to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your teleworking policy.


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