4 tips on how to start adopting remote work for your business

With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, businesses big and small in Myanmar are increasingly experimenting with and implementing remote-work policies for their employees. Working remotely offers a promising avenue to keep teams functional and businesses running during these difficult times. Here’s a few helpful tips with our partners on how you can also begin planning for and adopting remote-work policies for your business. 

1. Plan for the unexpected, Adapt to new conditions

Start planning your remote work strategy. Evaluate and analyze exactly how things will be done. Think about your daily tasks and those of your employees. Categorize which duties require a physical presence in the office, and then challenge these assumptions — experiment to see if there are methods that would allow employees to do these remotely as well. 

Learn More: Read more on this at YouTeam and Harvard Business Review

2. Established Communication Protocols 

Keep your team members constantly updated. Establish on how and when your team can meet and coordinate. Agree on primary communication channels and tools. Discuss how customer-facing employees are expected to interact with clients and leads. 

Learn More: Read more on this at CPA Practice Advisor. 

3. Streamline Your Project Management 

It can take a while for employees to adjust to remote work and the isolation that comes with it. Therefore, it is important to create a supportive environment by helping your workers learn the skills and tools they need to succeed, regularly checking-in with your employees, and making sure everyone’s voice and opinion is being heard. Lastly, don’t forget to be human – bring energy, lightheartedness, and positivity to your meetings. 

Learn More: Read more on this at Zapier and 6Q.

4. Cultivate A Remote Work Company Culture

It can take a while for employees to adjust to remote work and the isolation that comes with it. To ease this transition, create a supportive environment by helping your workers learn the skills and tools they need to succeed, regularly checking-in with your employees, and making sure everyone’s voice and opinion is being heard. Lastly, don’t forget to be human – bring energy, lightheartedness, and positivity to your meetings. 

Learn More: Read more on this at Zapier and 6Q. 

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