Employers are facing many challenges right now. One of them is how to manage employees working from home who have not really worked remotely before. As companies have moved to an all-remote framework for employees, there are lingering questions about how much they should work and how much flexibility to give them during these trying times.
The short answer is: Remote work should be regimented and clearly defined because too much flexibility leads to employee frustration and serious productivity problems. At the same time, employers will have to carefully balance some additional guidelines to help employees break free from a rigid, draconian schedule -- a ball and chain that locks them to their desks.