According to the financial data platform Sentieo, so far 77 public company transcripts in February mentioned “work from home” or “working from home” (with the prior monthly record of 11 occurring back in April 2018!).
Last week Japan’s largest ad agency, Dentsu, told all its workers in its Tokyo headquarters to work from home. IBM, which famously moved away from remote work in 2017, has urged its employees in red areas to stay home according to the Washington Post.
This is a dynamic and fluid situation we’re all facing. Employees will be looking to employers for guidance and direction. Having a plan in place will help ensure you can proactively address some of their concerns and uncertainty as the event unfolds over the coming months.
If you feel like your company could be better prepared for the possibility that all or part of your workforce may need to work remotely join our upcoming webinar. We will meet on the 10th of March at 3 PM GMT to help you prepare for an emergency remote-work setup. SAVE YOUR SEAT
On this webinar you’ll learn:
- How to assess your company remote work readiness and weak spots
- How to communicate about remote work with your employees
- How to monitor and support remote employees
- How to collaborate and deliver results while working remotely
Below is your weekly dose of remote reading. Enjoy!
Enjoy your weekly dose of fresh remote articles!
Coronavirus Is No Good News for Remote Work
In this context, a lot of people are asking: Is coronavirus good for remote work? Well, it absolutely is not. Through this article, we wanted to outlay all the challenges that this pandemic can bring to remote work development worldwide.
Twitter Tells Employees to Work From Home As Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs
Twitter has announced that employees are encouraged to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus that has infected at least 105 people in 15 states and killed six people in the U.S.
5 Remote Work Statistics to Guide Your Mobile Workforce Strategy
Review these five interesting remote work statistics for 2020 and learn about actionable insights that you can draw from these findings. An interesting insight from an HR perspective that outlines the need to reimagine policies, protocols, and compliance from a remote vantage point.
A Quick Security Checklist for Remote Workers (or Anyone, Really)
Companies need to find ways to allow location flexibility while also keeping data safe. Though there’s a lot that’s done on an infrastructure level to keep customer data secure, the truth is your company’s data is only as secure as the weakest individual link.
3 Essentials Every Manager Should Know About Distributed Teams
Learn these 3 essentials every manager should know about distributed teams shared by our own Iwo Szapar, Co-founder and CEO at Remote-how. Implement remote-first mindset in your organization, manage your team successfully across multiple timezones, prioritize async communication.
6 Ways to Facilitate Meaningful Online Meetings
Do you know how to facilitate meaningful meetings online? The most important thing for you is to always know the answer to the question: why are we really meeting online? Everything else you need to know is in this article.