Helping Remote Workers
Working remotely can isolate, harm mental health, and reduce productivity. You can help remote workers by keeping them in the loop with weekly team meetings and monthly firm events. Encourage remote workers to come into the office for several days each week and make them feel welcome with lockers and systems for reserving workspace. For more remote working tips, see a Checklist for Helping Employees and read articles about adjusting to the new normal, avoiding loneliness, engaging remote workers, managing remote staff, preventing burnout, social isolation, and soothing burnout, tips for remote workers. For further study, read FM's guide to permanently switching to a remote workforce and the ABA's book about Lawyer Well-Being. Also visit well-being websites created by the ABA and the Institute for Lawyer Well-Being.