Almost 75 % of our staff worked from home during the pandemic, 40% of which still do today without slowing productivity. A lot went into that statistic behind the scenes. So today on Agents Growth Academy, host Jim Schubert will share how to make working from home actually work, starting with the “why” and following through with systems of accountability.
3 Key Takeaways
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About Jim Schubert
Jim is the CEO of Southern States Insurance, one of Georgia's largest independent insurance agencies. He is a nationally recognized author and podcast guest contributor appearing in Insurance Journal, Independent Agent Magazine, Insurance Business America Magazine, Best's Review and Applied Systems.
Jim is a passionate advocate for small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent insurance agents. He loves sharing ideas about agency growth, digital marketing, and the lost art of human interaction.
Jim is also the creator of Agents Growth Academy, an online resource for insurance agents and agency owners who want to take their growth to the next level. And when he needs to take a clarity break, he is either behind a camera lens in the great outdoors or teaching aspiring shutterbugs how to take beautiful nature photography at Schubert Photography.
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[1:10] Jim introduces you to ePayPolicy, the simplest way for insurance agents to collect payments
[2:20] The first way to make working from home work is to ask yourself why you should do it
[4:40] Number two: create systems of accountability
[6:22] Create an accountability chart, which is different from an organization chart
Have a regular pace of reviewing measurables
Have a regular pace of employee feedback loops
[9:25] Develop a remote work agreement that addresses several things, including policies and procedures
[13:20] Number four of how to make remote work actually work: set expectations about a distraction-free work environment and enforce them!
[17:34] It’s easy to get into your own groove; care for your remote workers
[20:55] Know that once you run down that road, remote working is hard to undo
[24:30] Reach out to Jim with your questions about remote work
[26:20] Jim recaps the major actionable steps from this episode