Despite this, reports by Globe and Mail and the Harvard Business Review indicate that 20-44% of employees experience workplace communication and collaboration challenges. And if you’re operating remotely, well, these challenges just became harder to overcome. There is a gap between want and reality.
In this Process Street article, we consider how using office hours can close this gap by supporting the effective implementation of an open door policy for your remote team.
Office hours are times in the week managers set aside to answer questions, address issues, and discuss topics with employees. This effectively implements an open door policy, to establish aspirational communication and collaboration goals. An open door policy is a culture that supports complete workplace transparency, communication, and productivity by establishing strong communication channels between employees and their managers.
Today you’ll find out exactly how office hours and an open door policy complement each other – plus top tips on managing your remote open door policy.
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- What do we mean by office hours?
- The top challenges with a remote open door policy
- Remote open door policy challenges (and how to solve them)
- The benefits of office hours and supporting an open door policy
Let’s get straight to it!