What Lessons Have You Learned During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

by | Jun 24, 2020 | Business IT News and Information For Small to Large Companies In Polk County

What Lessons Did You Learn While COVID-19 Ran Rampant?

Have you given any thought to the way your business will operate in a post-pandemic world?

According to 317 CFOs recently surveyed by Gartner, the business world may not change back when the pandemic is over – 74% of CFOs say they expect to move previously on-site employees remote post-COVID-19.

The rush to pivot to remote work at the start of the pandemic prioritized access to data with basic security measures. Now that the rush is over, it’s time to consider how effective your remote work processes were, what you can do to improve them now, and what your business’ future looks like.

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Although you may be able to bring your staff into the office at some point, it’s important not to forget all the hard lessons learned during this pandemic. A second wave is a distinct possibility, and so, you need to make sure you have a viable remote work plan in place that can be launched quickly.

Make sure to answer these important questions:

What Changes Did You Make To Work Processes That Should Be Kept?

Whether you plan to continue with remote work or not, if you implemented new practices for time management, communication, or other workplace priorities that helped to boost productivity and engagement, then you should continue with them.

What Changes Did You Make To Work Processes That Should Not Be Kept?

On the other hand, if you found that some new processes or the nature of remote work itself led to delays and lowered productivity, there’s no reason to keep them going. This is especially important when you’re determining who on your team will continue with remote work. If someone did not thrive in the remote setting, you should bring them back into the office as soon as you can.

Could Other Technologies Have Made Life Easier?

Maybe you thought you could get by using personal smartphones and home computers during the pandemic, but it didn’t work out as simply as you assumed it would. Now’s the time to consider investing in VoIP phone services, or to price out additional hardware for your employees to use remotely.

Regardless of when you return to the office, and whether it’s your entire staff or just part of it, you have to manage the process carefully. The health of your employees, the security of your data, and the productivity of your business as a whole will be on the line.

No matter how you proceed, make sure you learn and grow from your experience working remotely during the pandemic.

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