Strategies and Tools for Staying Productive During COVID-19
These days last year, we moved our company to a fully remote team in response to the COVID-19 threat. But, of course, getting our entire network ready for a new remote workforce is a different challenge for all of us. But it doesn't mean it can't be tamed.
When setting up a work-from-home protocol, the essential thing to remember is to have an IT professional configure all tools, including hardware. Sometimes misconfigurations have led to severe and entirely preventable data breaches.
Remote working is growing steadily in popularity. Following are a few tips for ensuring employees have the tools and support they need to be productive, effective, and efficient while working remotely.
1. Strengthen the Organization's Mission, Purpose, and Values
Explain the existence of the organization and what it is trying to accomplish. Developing goals and objectives as deep and detailed as possible will help employees see your vision for the organization. When employees have your vision to rally behind as a group, alignment becomes easier across time zones.
2. Built Digital Culture
In the physical space, cultural and interpersonal relationships happen spontaneously. When you opt for all digital and all remote, you must find online expressions for your culture. Celebrations, gossip, community, family, personal interests, all these things need to be brought over to the digital platform and give a worthy place and channel that allows for spontaneous encounters. You must create a virtual meeting where employees can run into each other and play out their personal and human sides.
3. Use Right Technology
Use a digital tool to facilitate communication between the employees. Recruiters can use tools like CandidateZip, a global provider of fast and easy hiring workflows for recruiters. It helps recruiters manage resumes/jobs efficiently in their hiring process without any technical hassle. They can automate the process & quickly select the most relevant candidate. Additionally, recruiters can use group chats as the backchannel during online meetings.
The COVID-19 has led to a lot of uncertainty in working arrangements. Fortunately, technologies and tools have enabled us to work from the comforts of our home. We believe these tips for working remotely will help you to bring the transitions.