The use of software for the analysis of performance and efficiency during teleworking has gained relevance in the last year to measures that tens of thousands of workers had to start carrying out their work from home. Although some of these tools have been branded as intrusive , they have also served to point out new profiles of workers on the other side of the screen.
The digitization of processes carries with it an activity footprint thanks to which numerous characteristics and traits of each employee emerge.
So much so, that some Human Resources departments are already using these metrics to design development opportunities and relocate workers to positions that could be better suited to their characteristics and preferences, and in which their performance and professional growth can be optimized.
Effiwork , a time management and productivity analysis software for remote workers, has identified eight types of teleworker profiles , which demonstrate new qualities revealed precisely by remote work.
The 8 teleworker profiles that exist
The first profile indicated is that of the communicator. A very active worker when communicating with colleagues, bosses or clients who often uses messaging, e-mail or video calling applications to make the rest of the organization participate in news, improvements or progress in their projects. He also likes to share his knowledge and, in general, any type of information that affects or could be beneficial for colleagues and for work in general.
However, this type of teleworker must also take into account the availability of their colleagues and when they can break a work cycle or interrupt a meeting.
He stands out for his long-term vision of the company and its projects. He designs the paths and stages of the work without difficulty, clearly exposing his perception of the ideal horizon for the entire organization. With the massive introduction of remote work, this ability has developed in many employees in a particularly marked way.
It is the employee who continuously measures the times and steps involved in each task. He prefers to have tasks temporarily organized, and his success is based on structuring each of the phases of the work very well.
You often work a lot with tools such as quadrants, agendas, spreadsheets, or project planning applications, which allow you to allocate time to your tasks, set goals, visualize results, and compare them with initial forecasts.
He is characterized by spending more time than his colleagues in studying background , statistics, results, products, strategies and all kinds of information before getting down to work with the work itself. Its execution may take a little longer, but it is usually of a better invoice and with fewer errors.
The one who adapts to change
It has adapted without trauma and very quickly to the new organizational systems, also obtaining success in its mission. Something that by itself denotes that he is a professional open to changes and novelties. This quality is a very valuable asset for any company in today’s environments, influenced by technology and digitization.
The one who works flexibly
The type of hours that a professional follows is also indicative of the way they work. Someone who starts his day, who does not follow a fixed pattern in how many times or days, or who is even more productive at times other than the conventional one. We are facing a versatile professional who works best in highly flexible work systems.
A profile that balances your day by relying on time recording tools to meet your mandatory hours and keep track of those extras.
There are people who telecommuting has made them more proactive in generating ideas. This profile offers alternatives and provides a stream of ideas for any type of project or product. A different point of view that would probably give great wealth to the company from research, creative or innovation-related positions.
He uses his empathic and communication skills to provide solutions to problems or also to resolve conflicts. His conciliatory and positive profile comes out in videoconferences and online meetings to unblock negotiations and de-stress situations.