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 Remote Employees and read articles about adjusting to the new normal, avoiding loneliness, building a remote culture, engaging remote workers, making hybrid work better, managing remote staff, preventing burnout, social isolation, soothing burnout, summer remotes, and tips remoting tips. 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.