Business leaders and managers are lying awake at night faced with a new dilemma – how do you ensure the survival of your business in 2020 and are your teams equipped and skilled to work remotely?
Working remotely without the structure provided by a traditional office environment is challenging for many. It requires a specific type of character and competency, discipline, and the ability to self manage. Curiosity and the willingness to adopt new digital tools and platforms. Not all employees are hard-wired to work remotely.
Leading psychometric assessment solutions provider, Encapsulate Consulting, has launched its newest tool in a series of assessment solutions, with the aim of helping organisations better understand where their human capital stand when it comes to the new world of work and working remotely.
Kirsten Halcrow, Director, and co-founder of Encapsulate Consulting explains, “Today’s uncertain environment is forcing companies to adopt new ways of work in order to survive. The problem is that working and performing in these new ways doesn’t come naturally to everyone. What’s also apparent is that these new work trends are not temporary. We feel that organisations need to take steps to become self-aware and The Remote Worker Profile will help them understand each team members’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to being able to work well remotely.”
This assessment looks at 8 personality dimensions shown as key to successfully working remotely; Flexibility, goal focus, good citizen, open-mindedness, organisation, self-confidence, social awareness and work-ethic. It takes less than 20 minutes to complete and maps respondents on the 8 measures, predicting expected job behaviours and guiding managers with strategies to better manage and develop.
Even before the Covid-19 Pandemic, there was a rapid upward trajectory in remote working, doubling over the last 10 years. This meant that companies were faced with making sure candidates have the right skills for the job, as well as remote worker skills and mindset. The perfect candidate to work in an office might fail miserably working from home. Today, companies no longer have a choice. Teachers, human resources, sales, information technology, financial advisors, insurance, and project managers are quickly transitioning from office workers to remote workers in an instant.
About Encapsulate Consulting Encapsulate which means “to express the essential features of (something) succinctly”, was founded with the vision to partner businesses to make informed talent decisions by knowing the essential features of an individual. We aim to encapsulate various measures of the head, hands, and heart utilising scientifically proven tools to improve talent decisions so that our clients can be sure about the people they hire, promote competent candidates into senior roles, and ensure training initiatives are better informed.