For leaders whose teams normally share an office, this can present a host of new challenges: How can one lead effectively when employees are greeting each other with instant messages rather than handshakes? When meetings are held via Microsoft Teams rather than face-to-face?
There are certainly a few requirements that need to be met before being able to work remotely. First and foremost is deciding which devices will be used to access company data. An overwhelming majority of our employees use company-issued notebooks/laptops. As employees can take these home, it was just a matter of providing access to company resources. This might not be as straightforward as it might seem, as there are many aspects to cover – security, compatibility with different environments and hardware, ease of access, etc.
Infection with the coronavirus is currently spreading rapidly in many countries of the world. It is paramount to contain the epidemic and protect human life.
Many companies were wary of the rise of remote work a long time before the Corona epidemic. Until the start of this year, nearly 4.7 million American employees weren’t working in a physical office space – instead they work remotely. This increasingly popular workforce trend has grown by 159% over the past 12 years and it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, especially after the Coronavirus pandemic began in spring 2020.