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How to Prevent Human Error when Working from Home

Several months ago, everyone in your workplace followed a standard routine to conducting business and proceeding with their regular tasks. The shift to working from home severely altered these normal practices. With the lack of structure given from the workplace environment, the probability of human errors occurring increases. Reducing human error requires attentive methods based on the employees and the technology in use. Here is how to prevent human error when working from home.

​Clear Communication
Managers used to walk around to their employees’ desks and speak to them if there was ever an issue. This habit is difficult as the managers and employees work from home. Communication channels can be the cause to human errors and the solution to reducing them. Managers need to keep a transparent understanding amongst their employees. Setting up weekly and daily meetings can open those most needed channels. Human errors arise when there is a limited amount of knowledge and understanding flowing through the workplace. Constant communication can help lower those errors before they grow.

​Updated Procedures
Employees may not have access to the same technology at the office. Their schedules may also need to adjust due to issues at home. Updating everyday work practices is required to ensure a high level of productivity and eliminate the risk of human error. Managers granting permission to their employees to access specific software can assist in maintaining workloads. Regarding schedules, employees are prone to attention failures when they are overwhelmed. Re-evaluating work hours and breaks are necessity to forbid those attention failures from resulting in human errors.

Digital Training 
​Offering resources to employees on how they can improve their work ethic outside the office environment is one of the most effective methods to preventing human error. Attending online human error reduction programs, regulatory compliance training, and other courses will solidify their knowledge on how they can better themselves. These programs are based on real data, case studies, and facts that guarantee a significant reduction in human error on a daily basis. Managers can witness a development in their employees’ productivity, knowing the chances of human error are lowered due to these programs.