Due to the current pandemic, many employees who have never worked from home before, suddenly find themselves working remotely.
In China where the pandemic first showed its impact, neither managers nor employees were prepared for the implications:
“Some managers are requesting frequent check-ins, leaving video cameras on, and other ways of remote work micromanagement.”
Without properly training employees regarding remote communication and management, this test for remote work is set up to failure. Management and team members might return, and hope to never have remotely again despite the fact that remote work can have various benefits such as increased employee benefits and shorter commutes.
Instead you should prepare your company with the right remote trainings and policies.