As Corona Virus increasingly dominates the headlines, companies should take this opportunity to develop or sure up their remote work-plans.  Not all organizations have workforces that can work remotely, but if you do, here are two suggestions from Harvard Business Review.

  • Start by acknowledging that all or part of your workforce may need to work remotely.  Plan ahead for operational adjustments so you’re ready for wide-scale quarantines.  Gather a cross-functional team that includes business leaders, IT, HR, communications and facilities to map out scenarios in the event a rapid response is needed.
  • Map out jobs and tasks that could be affected.  Which roles and duties can or can’t be done remotely? Challenge assumptions about specific jobs, like administrative assistants, who, if given the right tools, can work elsewhere.

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