Whether searching for direction on implementing remote working capabilities or wishing to advance your current approach for ongoing remote operations, extensive information has been made readily available to businesses making the transition to remote working operations.
However, this abundance of information can be confusing and overwhelming for some. Below, a simplified approach to the most important factors in migrating is outlined for a seamless and straightforward transition to remote working.
Be aware of your internet capabilities
Due to increased expectations on home internet setups, networks are experiencing great difficulties with keeping up with demand of VPNs, extensive conferencing and overall increase of usage. Internet bandwidth and speed capabilities that support your working demands are key factors in ensuring less headaches and better performance.
Use a remote collaboration platform
Encouraging inclusion and collaboration is essential for establishing business continuity whilst working remotely. Utilising collaboration tools allows capabilities such as remote communication with colleagues and teammates, scheduling/calendar features, audio/video conferencing and document sharing. Selecting the right collaboration tool for your business can ensure effective uses of time through live document editing, allocated team communication areas and insights into time usage and productivity.
Have good cybersecurity hygiene
Much like washing your hands after visiting a bathroom, having good cybersecurity hygiene is a preventative method for defending your data, software and hardware from cyberattacks. Some key methods to remain secure include:
- Remain aware of potential scams (especially via email).
- Have standard security precautions: strong and unique passwords, use only trusted sites, connect to trusted Wi-Fi sources, keep software up to date and use multi-factor authentication wherever possible.
- Organise a security audit for your business to identify potential weaknesses. Find out about security audits here.
Allocate a designated workspace
Now that homes have become epicentres for meetings, conferences and the stresses of work, it can be difficult to draw the line between work and personal time. It is important to have a distinct differentiation between working at home, and simply being at home.
Designating a specific workspace ensures that work occurs only within that space, and limits the intrusion placed on other areas of your life. Having a healthy work/life balance begins with ‘travelling’ to your allocated work area for the duration of the workday and encourages separation and unplugging outside of business hours.
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