How to Successfully Transition to Working From Home
As many companies have moved to remote work, you might be wondering what’s next. How can you support your employees as they work from home and make this transition as smooth as possible? We’ve put together a few tips to help you shift work from in-office to work-from-home successfully.
1. Understand that Remote Working is Effective
If you have had to unexpectedly shift to a work-from-home policy (like most businesses), you may not feel like your company can run the same. You might be wondering if your employees can continue the same level of productivity in the office. You might be afraid of security concerns. And this is just the beginning. There are probably a thousand questions running through your mind.
However, the first thing you have to understand is that remote working can work. With the right technology and procedures in place, your organization can keep running as if nothing ever happened. Check out our full blog to find some ways to keep your employees productive, efficient, and satisfied while working from home.
2. Find the Right Tools
Our next recommendation is to find the right tools to facilitate remote working at your company. We live in a time where there are so many ways for us to continue to communicate and work together, even when we aren’t physically in the same space. So, take advantage of these technologies and find one that will work for your business. Something that allows your employees to connect and collaborate from home.
One tool we use and recommend is Microsoft Teams. With this product, your staff can chat, call, video conference, share files, and more. It truly is a one-stop-shop for collaboration. You can learn more about Microsoft Teams in our webinar here.
3. Consider Shifting IT Needs
As you transition to working from home, your organization’s IT needs are going to change. However, they are still completely manageable. Work with your IT provider or staff to make sure you are staying on top of these new IT considerations.
This might include setting up or expanding your VPN. Or you may want to consider virtual desktops. We also highly recommend that you have a conversation regarding security. As you are figuring out how your employees can access and share resources, are you opening up holes in your network?
With these few tips in mind, you can successfully navigate this time when many of us are working remotely. If you have any questions or need help transitioning your IT to a work-from-home model, contact Executech today. We will find a solution to keep your technology working for you.