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Many of us have become accustomed to the concept of working from home by now. Many of us have managed to adjust the way we work and are now successfully logging in remotely every workday. 

Even though many people are looking forward to going back to the office, some companies are looking to make remote work a long-term solution. 

If your company is one of them, you are likely wondering how to keep things running smoothly with all your employees scattered around your city, country, or possibly the world. Is it possible to retain the higher standards you held in your company? 

Here are four ways you can streamline your remote business and keep things running smoothly while retaining higher standards.

Set Daily Goals

One of the best ways to have your workday run smoothly is to plan it in advance. Planning in advance is crucial as you never know what will come up and derail you from your path. 

To prevent this or at least minimize the damage, you need to set a schedule and specific daily goals. This will bring a sense of normalcy in your workday. You can set goals on an individual, per team, or company basis, depending on your preferences. 

As far as the schedule is concerned, make sure that all your employees are aware of the importance of setting it, but let them do it on their own, as you cannot possibly know what works for everyone.

One of the easiest ways to set daily goals is to set aside a few minutes at the beginning of each workday, write all your tasks, and how much time it will take you to do them. This will help you reduce the gaps in your day and easily track your daily goals. 

If you are scaling this up and are setting goals for a specific team or the entire company, you should have a meeting each morning where all you discuss and write up the goals. When you are setting goals on a larger scale, it is not easy to estimate how long it will take your employees to complete their tasks. 

To successfully estimate everyone's time, you need to learn how to monitor employees that work remotely. The best way to do this is to use employee monitoring software like Insightful. With Insightful, you can effortlessly keep track of your employees and the work they do. Only by knowing how to monitor employees who work remotely will you plan out everyone's daily goals successfully.

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Use and Experiment With All Your Available Resources

Today, when almost all businesses are trying to move their operations from the real world into the online one, it is crucial to provide your employees with as many resources as possible. 

Providing your employees with resources will help make remote work easier for them. At the same time, you need to stop forcing inconvenient processes on your employees as that will only slow them down and make it harder for them to adjust to permanent remote work. By cutting out complicated procedures, you will quickly see how your workflows will become more streamlined.

Automate Your Work

One of the best ways to streamline your remote business is to automate your team's work as much as possible. This will structure your work and save you time that you would usually spend on meetings and back-and-forths. 

The best way to automate parts of your business is to do it gradually, instead of all at once. To automate, you first need to pick out which aspects of your business are suitable for automation and then think of how you can implement automation in your processes. 

The most popular apps for automation are Zapier and IFTTT. Zapier works with open and pre-built APIs that connect many of the most popular software. IFTTT is a simple automation tool that works on an "if this, then that" concept. Look into both apps and see which one works for your exact case.

Flexibility and Focusing on Performance

One of the reasons why so many people love working remotely is the flexibility it usually allows. If you are transitioning your company to a remote way of working, consider introducing a flexible working schedule. A flexible working schedule will help your employees work better as they will be able to adjust their work schedules around their lives instead of the other way around.

With a flexible schedule, you should focus more on your employees' performance and the results they achieve, instead of the time they spend working. If your employees can finish all of their tasks in six hours instead of eight, why would you force them to stay the extra two hours? There is no need for that.

Final Thoughts

No matter if remote work is only temporary for your company, or if you are seriously considering making remote work a permanent option, you need to be flexible and make adjustments to the way you work if you want to succeed.  

Streamlining your operations and workflows is crucial if you wish to your remote company to achieve success.

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