Many Businesses Find That Remote Work Not Only Promotes Greater Flexibility But Also Higher Levels of Engagement Throughout the Workforce. Do You Have the Right Tools, Technologies, and Policies in Place to Emerge from the Coronavirus Pandemic Stronger and More Agile Than Ever?
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and learn – for now, and throughout the unforeseeable future. As non-essential businesses, schools, and daycares have been shut down around the world. Companies have been forced to embrace remote work – for many, an uncertain change that must be done within a short time span. It’s no secret… It’s a difficult time adjusting to new ways of living, but there is a silver lining…
Did you know people who work remotely at least once a month are 24% more likely to be productive and happy?
That’s right… There are benefits to remote work above and beyond, allowing you to stay operational during the coronavirus pandemic. Those who make it work now will be well-positioned to emerge from the current circumstances stronger and more agile than ever before. Companies that allow remote work has a 25% lower turnover than those that don’t. A remote workforce means:
But of course, there are challenges with getting started in terms of remote work, especially right now, as businesses are rushing to make the transition – understandably so.
It’s all about empowering your staff members with the right tools, technologies, and policies in place. This alleviates the challenges associated with working remotely – giving your team the ability to work as efficiently at home as they do in the office. Here are our recommendations for transitioning to remote work:
Consider Your Employees Internet Connections
First and foremost, you need to figure out who has a reliable internet connection at home and who doesn’t. A surge in remote access will take a toll on a lot of internet packages, so make sure they have what they need. If necessary, invest in an upgraded internet package or data plan that can be tethered to their devices as needed.
Look Into Cloud-Based Tools
Naturally, the cloud simply makes sense for remote work as it allows for anywhere, anytime access to applications, data, and systems. Take some time to look into various cloud-based tools, such as:
Keep Cybersecurity as a Priority
In times of uncertainty, there’s one thing we can count on: cybercriminals will ramp up their efforts. We’ve already seen this happening with an influx of phishing attacks and fake domains created to take advantage of professionals looking for remote work tools. Make sure you’ve made cybersecurity a top priority with:
Create a Remote Work Policy
A remote work policy should be created to address all requirements and expectations before employees work from home. This should cover:
Questions? Get in Touch with Centerpoint IT at (470) 251-4276 to Learn More.