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Coronavirus and the benefits of a remote adaptable workplace

Coronavirus and the benefits of a remote adaptable workplace

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Currently workplaces are struggling to perform business as usual due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As of now, Over 3000 people died, more than 109,935 cases confirmed and 60,703 recovered (Worldometer, 2020). According to the Guardian “Coronovirus is having devastating impacts on the global economy, stopping travel, slowing manufacturing in China and hitting the stock market hard”. So how can we save our businesses from huge losses during this pandemic?
Many international companies and tech giants are implementing remote working options for their employees due to increase in health concerns. In fact, the majority of these companies are seeing little to no disruption with business as usual. However, small to medium businesses are really feeling the heat, finding it hard to continue with their more traditional office hours of 9 to 5. As the virus continues to spread and affect more countries, it's critical for more if not all businesses to adapt to a more remote friendly workplace.

Benefits of a mobile friendly workplace
The key benefits of having a remote workplace for employers and employees:
Employees:
  • Better flexibility
  • Less commute which means less environmental impact,
  • better work-life balance,
  • Saves time,
  • increased productivity,

Employers:
  • Increased productivity,
  • Less spending on different types of equipments
  • Employer retention,
  • Spend more on business infrastructure than office space

How can a business step into a remote adaptable workplace?
The first step you must take as a business is to call your IT company about setting up a remote desktop workplace for your employees. If you are not satisfied, then call us for a quality service and a cheaper rate to implement it for you. Also, start working on productivity applications and time management systems to track your employees' progress. Some apps that you can use for productivity are ToDoist, Calendar, Slack, Trello and Hootsuite. In this way, we can tackle the current inefficient workplace model that will soon be immensely affected by the pandemic.

Conclusion
Well, not all companies can be fit into remote working model. However, if you are a company that predominantly does all the work on the internet then it’s time for you to implement it. If you are confused about how to do this, we will help you. Free Assesment / Quote call us today.

References
Guardian, March 2020. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2020/mar/09/will-the-coronavirus-trigger-a-recession
Worldometers, March 2020. Retrieved from https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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