PODCAST: How to Prep for Snow Day Telecommuting
Now that winter has us firmly in its grip, chances are there will be days when snow prevents you or your team from making it to the office. But as flexjobs.com points out, with the right preparation, the work can still flow from home.
- If your job can be done from home, scout out and prep your workspace in advance of the next storm. Which area will provide comfort and needed privacy? If there are none, and you need quiet to concentrate, maybe a set of noise cancelling headphones is in order.
- Make backup Internet plans. Snowstorms can knock out home Internet. Look into using your cellphone as a personal hotspot or secure other technology.
- Identify a contingency child-care plan. Make arrangements with family or swap kids with neighbors who are also in the same boat for a few hours.
Planning in advance, and encouraging your team to do so, can lessen the negative impact of inclement weather on productivity.