The COVID-19 crisis touches all aspects of society, including how we work. In response, many companies are considering asking a certain percentage of their workforce to work remotely until the crisis subsides.
If your organization doesn't have a lot of experience working remotely, there are a number of important things to consider when setting up a program. You will be subject to time constraints when adopting an action plan. So think about how you can use the existing tools, processes and technologies. You won't have the luxury of doing a six-month study.
We spoke to some people who have worked in the remote work area for more than a decade and asked about the issues that companies should consider when a large number of employees suddenly have to work from home.
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Alan Lepofsky, currently VP of Salesforce Quip, has been dealing with the remote job market for more than a decade. He says there are three main elements to building a teleworking strategy. First, managers need to evaluate what tools they are using so that employees can continue to work together when they are not together.