Working remotely is a way to help your employees unwind and enjoy some personal, comfortable time at home or abroad while still supporting the business. However, with many companies extending their remote work plans due to COVID-19, people are working remotely longer than expected. Having a healthy mindset and relying on your IT support goes a long way in making your work from home time manageable.
Working From Home Tips
Employees are at home during the pandemic, working as hard as possible to keep the company productive and efficient. A full-time remote workforce has a different set of struggles than a workforce in the office. There are elements of working from home that can be stressful and can easily lead to stress and low morale.
First, communication is key. Leaving your employees to continue their work uninhibited is great until the loneliness sets in. Many are working long hours without any physical contact or idle chatter that would typically fill their days. This is good for their ongoing productivity but bad for their stress. Ensure that everyone has the capabilities to speak to anyone they need to and keep track of which workers need more social interaction. Keep tabs on all your employees and how they feel each day. This doesn’t have to be a morning meeting, but it’s essential to address any concerns they have early on in the workday and before everyone leaves.
Second, sometimes it’s hard to gauge how much time is being spent working when working remotely. The lines between work life and personal life start to blur as you realize you no longer need to commute, find a place to eat, or even talk to others in the office. Help your employees manage their time wisely and find the right balance between work and home life. Ensure they have all the support services and remote support tools they need to get the job done during their working hours and let them know that it’s fine to work over once in a while, but to try and fit breaks in throughout the day.
Finally, employees working remotely may encounter IT issues they are unfamiliar with. This is where you should be working closely with them to ensure they have everything they need to succeed. This also leads to the next point of managing your business through cloud-based solutions.
Remote Work Technology Services
Your office transition to home has been over for a while, but using technology remotely can be difficult for some people. The benefits of a remote meeting and having the right IT for your work from home environment can enhance the productivity of any remote employee. Utilizing cloud-based solutions streamlines your work processes and gives your employees easier access to all the information they need to get the job done. So long as you have an efficient IT team or a professional IT managed service provider, everyone will have the technical support they need in case of an emergency.
With everyone working remotely, security is a big concern. People are no longer centrally located on the company servers and are now on their internet. Mistakes happen and without proper oversight, they are more likely than ever to happen remotely. Avoid downtime or issues through secure virtual meetings, remote access points, and customized IT products and services that keep your workforce safe and secure no matter where they are.
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Our technicians have more than 127 years of combined, hands-on IT experience with companies of all sizes and in a wide variety of industries including legal, financial, hospitality, health care, construction, entertainment, machine shop, pharmaceutical, high-tech and more.
What’s more, in their previous lives, our CTO and technicians have worked for some of the largest security companies and on many large security projects with the likes of SSH, F-Secure, Kaspersky and Sophos as well as consulting privately on nationwide IT Security projects for Best Western and Circle K’s Credit Card processing networks.
This is one of many reasons ITque is a leading Managed IT Security and Service Provider in the Bay Area and was recently named Preferred Managed IT Service Provider for Dasher Technologies. Contact us today at 408-641-7030.