I recently obtained a business that was all online based, then the previous business owner allowed everyone to toil from home and set their own hours! When I took over that was the first thing I changed, but i don’t trust people to just do what they say they are going to do.
I also figured most people wouldn’t toil set hours.
I knew some of the men were hockeying and pretending to work. I could hear female employees running on the treadmill while they were on a workcall with me. The employees all got the option to stay on, but they had to report to an office space. I ended up getting most of the workers on board and they toil a official 9-5 task. They can wear what they want and have their own office space; Finding the right commercial office space was rough. I didn’t want to buy a building since I had just obtained a business, however also getting electric, plumbing, Heating plus A/C and all the office equipment would have been hard on the budget. I ended up finding a commercial office space for rent at a reasonable price, then my employees all have their own office space and I have a men and womens restroom with many stalls and sinks. I even sprung for a better office space that came with a big boardroom. I don’t make the staff sit in on meetings. I love that giant section for our workers who need more space or who want to take a chop and chat with one another. I am pretty proud of myself for Springtimeing for the good office space.