Desperate times calls for desperate measures. As of March 11th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In response, many brick and mortar businesses have shut down or halted operations temporarily, and the ones that haven’t have told their employees to work from home. The decision to work remotely is necessary to protect employees, and the general public, from getting and transmitting the virus, but it also means that contingency planning and work from home policies are no longer optional – they are mandatory.
Working from home can sometimes increase productivity and focus, but it also presents numerous challenges. From how employees will access company info, how they will communicate with one another, how they will transfer calls, to how they will keep your data secured, and how you can ensure everyone is staying on top of their responsibilities. These are all questions you will need to answer.
Working from home has become a way of life for many businesses, and it doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon. To ensure your business is a hundred percent ready to work from home, you need to make sure you’ve crossed all of the T’s and dotted all of the I’s. Otherwise you could be exposing your business to unnecessary security risks, and reduced productivity.
Watch this video now, to learn how you can go from a traditional office-centered environment to working entirely remote. You will discover different strategies for remote access, tools for efficient remote communications, and how to ensure your remote work is secure. We have also created a checklist centered around remote work.