Since Covid-19 hit, there have been a lot of changes to everyday life. People have been laid off, positions have been exterminated, and businesses have gone completely virtual. However, there have been a couple developments as well. Although life may not seem like it can carry on in the same way, there are a lot of activities that people have been able to implement into this new life that they didn’t think they would be able to before.
One of these examples is working from home. Although there have been lots of jobs that had part time work in the office before and part time work at home, many of these jobs have become completely remote and an office space doesn’t even exist anymore. One of my friend’s companies went online when Covid-19 hit and they started doing Zoom meetings like everyone else. What they didn’t expect is that their productivity and efficiency as a company actually increased.
They decided that they wouldn’t return to their rented workplace once things died down, but would rather continue their company remotely and save the $70,000 a month they were spending to rent their facility. I’m sure you can see how that would be beneficial to a company. But there were a couple things that also came with working primarily from home. Here are a couple tips for companies or individuals whose work is based out of their home.
It’s important for either your company or yourself to have working functioning computers. Most of the time if there’s a problem, you could call I.T. and have them come take a look at it. Without this service, it could be really easy for a hiccup in one person’s system to set back productivity substantially.
Because of this, I would recommend checking out the business hyperlinked at the beginning of this paragraph. They were reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and they have a link to that review on their home page. They’re wonderful at long distance computer repair and will help your company be able to focus on their tasks at hand and leave technological troubles in the past. Not only do they provide a wonderful service, but they also provide the peace of mind that if you’re going remote, you won’t have to worry about bugs or viruses throwing your work schedule back.
2. Keep communication with your other workers.
One of the main problems that companies are finding with going completely online is that their workers feel distant from their colleagues. In order to have a good functioning team, there has to be communication. If possible, the best way to do this will be through video conference. This way, you’ll be able to interact with people directly and miscommunications will be minimalized. The next best option is group phone calls. The last option would be through e-mail and written communication. This is still good, but not optimal if you’re looking for the most functional method.