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By now, the majority of non-essential businesses, daycares, and schools have been shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus around the world. There are over 400 cases throughout Ontario. For businesses that aren’t considered essential – meaning grocery stores, pharmacies, and other key organizations, it’s time to switch to remote work. But how do you make the most of it? What approaches, tools, and tricks are there to stay productive AND safe against cybercrime?
Tektonic is taking the spread of coronavirus seriously. We’re working hard to keep our clients, loved ones, and local community safe. So far, we’ve helped quite a few of those we serve transition to a remote workforce. Here are our recommendation to make the transition a successful one:
First and foremost, your employees will need a secure, reliable foundation for remote access. This means it’s crucial to review:
Remember, aside from having a desktop, laptop, and smartphone, employees may also need the following:
Once you have a secure foundation for remote work, it’s time to sort out how employees will access important information, share files, collaborate on documents, and stay up-to-date with what’s happening. This means they will need access to:
Microsoft Teams or a similar cloud-based tool will be essential in enabling remote work as employees can share information via a common space. They’re able to collaborate on documents, chat via video, work together on projects, and more.
Lastly, it’s time to encourage a positive remote work culture. For many, remote work is a new concept that they’re not familiar with, and unfortunately, it’s fundamentally different from working in the office. There tends to be less socialization and more distractions in the form of family members, housework, and other struggles. Here are a few ways to encourage a positive remote work culture:
Get in Touch with Tektonic to Get Started with Remote Work. Call (416) 256-9928 for More Information.
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