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Telecommuting Fans and Haters: Who’s Right?
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The recent COVID-19 pandemic is forcing a lot of companies to find a way to allow their employees to work from home. For many companies, allowing workers to telecommute is the only way to keep business going in these challenging times. And while staying in business may not be a controversial topic, telecommuting has been a topic of vigorous debate for years.

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg has voiced his full-fledged support for remote work. In fact, in a recent NPR article, Zuckergerg predicted that 50% of Facebook employees would be working from home on a regular basis within the next 5 to 10 years. On the other hand, it was just a few years ago when Yahoo CEO Marisa Mayer elected to end telecommuting as an option for her employees, claiming that communication and collaboration between employees was impossible unless they were all physically present in Yahoo offices. When it comes to remote working, it seems like the opinions fall on two opposite ends of the spectrum: either you love telecommuting, or you hate it. So, who’s right and who’s wrong?

The fact is that it’s not telecommuting itself that’s bad; instead, it’s the inability of CEOs, managers, and company owners to measure their employees’ productivity that causes the problems. And those problems exist whether the staff members are working in an office or at home. When productivity isn’t easily measured – as in terms of the number of widgets produced or the number of sales calls made, for example – finding an accurate means of measuring a worker’s productivity can be challenging. And allowing your employees to work from a remote location just exacerbates the issue. As a result, some managers opt for keeping a constant eye on their employees – quite literally. But trying to constantly monitor the actions of workers and/or micromanaging is never the answer.

What CEOs and managers really need – now more than ever before -- is an effective way to measure the productivity levels of remote workers in a way that doesn’t involve constant monitoring or invading their privacy. That’s exactly what MySammy provides. Our cloud-based software is designed to help supervisors of remote workers to measure their employees’ productivity levels without spying on them or micro-managing. Best of all, MySammy is intended to be used with the full knowledge of the employee, making it a useful tool not only for managers but for the workers as well. There’s no time like the present to discover all the benefits of MySammy, so sign up for your free trial today!


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