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September 08, 2021

Should Your Company Commit to Remote Work During the Pandemic?



Technology has allowed for a rapid change in the way we work and interact with one another. Remote work has become more and more prevalent in the 21st century.

However, it is a good idea to commit to remote working during the pandemic. It can help reduce employee turnover rates, raise productivity, and reassure team members who feel uncomfortable near people who might have an infectious disease.

Remote work has been trending for a while, and it will continue to be popular. It’s a great idea for any company looking to grow. It also offers an attractive alternative for more than just weathering the pandemic and could become the new normal in the future.



How to Properly Implement Remote Work in Your Company

Some companies have already been using remote employees as part of their workforce, but they have not committed to it 100%. They are hesitant to commit because they fear that their employees will not work effectively from home.

However, this is a false assumption as there is no evidence to support it. On the other hand, plenty of data shows that companies that have a strong culture of remote workers have seen a significant increase in productivity due to the increase in efficiency of communication between employees.

Here are three ideas on how to make it possible for your company to create a remote work option for employees:

  1. Use the best internet service for your city. If, for instance, your business is based in Southern California, find a managed service provider in San Diego that focuses on working with office systems and providing workflow solutions.

  2. Use a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider: There are many advantages to using a PaaS business cloud service instead of your current setup. They are cheaper, more reliable, and easier to use. Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure is an excellent example of a business cloud service. It includes storage, virtual machines, databases, and other useful features businesses need for their online operations. Cloud services can also be used to back up your company's data if something goes wrong with your servers or internet connection.

  3. Use a business VoIP service for your telephony needs: Find a company that offers more global uptime. Recently, for example, 8x8 (News - Alert), a cloud service provider, announced how it would offer its business customers 99.999% global uptime.

How to Improve Your Company's Productivity For Remote Workers

In today's day and age, remote workers are becoming more commonplace. This trend is becoming more prevalent for organizations that need to scale their operations and independent freelancers who need to take on multiple projects simultaneously.

Here's how you can improve your productivity for remote workers.

  1. Create a workspace that meets your remote worker's needs: If your company uses different tools or applications, such as Slack, Trello, Google (News - Alert) Drive, Basecamp, or Outlook, make sure you have a central hub where your team members can transfer files and messages in one place.

  2. Provide clear lines of communication: Don't let communication get lost in the noise of emailing back and forth between employees. Instead, use team communication tools. For example, chat apps like Slack are easy to use and allow for group conversations.

As remote work becomes increasingly popular in the future, there will be increased pressure on companies to take care of their remote workers and the quality of life that comes with it. Companies will have to step up their game when it comes down to taking care of their employees’ needs and making sure they are happy at work while still getting the job done on time.



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