Remote work has been steadily growing in popularity for so many reasons. Workers want more flexibility, it expands your talent pool options and cuts costs since there’s no need for a physical location. But a lot of employees are finding themselves suddenly working remotely without a choice as their companies are taking precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus or testing out their processes in case employees are required to stay home.
Companies and employees may be unprepared for this sudden shift in day to day operations, but you can use this as an opportunity to prepare for the future and test out options for remote work. Here are a few ways to keep your team on track during this time.
For Everyone 1.) Get Everyone Comfortable With A Video Conferencing System
I’ve found Google Meet, Zoom, UberConference, and Webex all easy to use, but I make a point to try them out before an important call. Get everyone on your team into a group call just for this reason, play around, and make sure everyone understands the key functions. If one person is saying “Yeah I’ll get logged in eventually,” stay on and walk them through the steps.