Guest Author: By Achurch Consulting
With news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) weighing heavily on many people’s minds, I have been asked by a number of my clients about how to prepare for remote work. In fact, just yesterday a client’s building was unexpectantly closed, and they were told to pack up their belongings and leave. Before something that dramatic happens at your organization, I want to share some tips and strategies to help you be proactive in your approach to this growing health crisis.
It’s a Technical and Mental Game
Pragmatically, most people understand that technical needs will need to be met, but your organization’s “mental” needs are equally important. To successfully implement a virtual environment, you need to be aware of the unique mindset involved in managing this way. For example, not everyone has or is comfortable working from home, so it is management’s responsibility to help people become comfortable with their virtual workplace. By being prepared both technically and mentally, you can help ensure a smooth transition to virtual work.
Preparing Your Technology and Protocols
- Access to Files
- If files are in the cloud, have your team test out access from remote locations.