With the COVID-19 virus forcing people to stay at home, many enterprises suddenly have to support an entirely remote workforce.

Even if you are not sick from the virus, you are feeling the impact of it. To avoid the spreading of this virus, the Nigerian Government has made drastic and wise recommendations to quell the virus’ spread, including limiting the number of people who can gather and telling people to avoid public places. Suddenly, workers across the globe are being asked to “self-quarantine” and practice “social distancing.” This means staying at home and working remotely when possible.

Are organizations ready for this paradigm shift? Of course not. We hope this remote work checklist helps you effectively onboard your employee into the remote lifestyle.

  • SET UP YOUR WORKPLACE

Find a space in your home where you can concentrate.

  • COMMUNICATE OFTEN

Your rhythm with online work might look different that it does in the office. e.g you maybe balancing work and childcare at the same time. Communicate your schedule to your coworkers so that they know when to reach out to you.

  • MAINTAIN HEALTHY BOUNDARIES

Make sure you take breaks, stay hydrated, and give yourself opportunities to clock out from remote work at the end of the day.

  • EMBRACE ONLINE MEETINGS

Make sure all meetings include a virtual “join” option so that team members can join from whatever they are working. Turn video on so your team can interact face to face and feel more connected

  • RECORD YOUR MEETINGS

When you start a meeting, hit “record.” Team members who aren’t able to join can watch later or search the automatically generated transcript for important information. That way, people can easily review anything they missed or need repeated.

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