In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have made the transition to a remote work environment. Working from home can be beneficial in many ways, but it also lends itself to unique challenges.
Here are five setbacks companies face when they are forced to work remotely, and how to overcome them.
The success of any business relies on solid communication, so it’s important for the team to keep in touch with each other and with clients while working remotely. To maintain a collaborative and productive environment while you’re away from the office, consider implementing tools that will keep you connected.
Cloud voice solutions, for one, can drastically improve communications for remote workers. VoIP users can take their adapters anywhere, making it possible to hold telephone conversations at any location with an Internet connection.
2. Team Morale
While remote work gives employees more flexibility and freedom, it can also be isolating—diminishing engagement and interest. But you don’t have to be in the office to stay connected. Hosting virtual get-togethers to check in with the team can help boost morale, while showing your appreciation.
3. Data Protection
During uncertain times, the importance of establishing a business continuity plan becomes clearer than ever before. Many organizations recognize the need for disaster recovery, but don’t know where to start.
A reliable data center is the backbone of many disaster recovery solutions. A quality provider can offer uninterrupted monitoring and performance of your data– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the right solutions, you can be confident your applications are safe, secure and available when you need them.
4. Business Security
Many companies have shut down their physical locations in light of current events. Break-ins and unauthorized visits are one thing you don’t want to have to worry about while you’re away. Security measures like video surveillance can give you high-level visibility, preventing theft and crime in the process.
5. Access Control
Businesses that have remained open during the pandemic generally have more flexible hours or run with fewer employee on-site each day. In conditions like these, there is generally more in-and-out traffic, and it can be difficult to keep track of who is authorized to be in the building and who isn’t.
Access control keeps your business running smoothly and safely while you’re away, letting authorized employees into the building, and keeping intruders out. Through access control, you can also get an in-depth look at your building’s traffic and pull a comprehensive audit of who is in the building and when.
Comporium Business Solutions
In today’s “always on” economy, minimizing downtime is critical to continued business success. Comporium is here to help support your small, medium or enterprise level businesses with solutions that include Cloud VoIP Services, Smart Business Security, Fiber Optic Internet Services, and Digital Signage.
Our team will help you choose which service or combination of services best addresses your unique challenges. And, we’ll walk you through a carefully thought-out plan of action, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
To learn more and or speak to a sales representative, visit www.business.comporium.com or call (888) 740-5307 and schedule an appointment.