Coronavirus – Plan for the worst, Prepare for the best
Behind the wall to wall headlines, almost hysteria at times and 24/7 news coverage businesses need to take a mature approach on how to deal with instances such as Conoravirus. Such events are serious and unfortunately businesses will face more such detrimental external events in the future however we can only manage what is within our control.
Firstly, and most importantly in terms of Coronavirus “wash your hands more often and avoid unnecessary risks of exposure”.
Secondly, and in a much wider context take some time to assess the readiness of your business to deal with such unplanned detrimental business incidents going forward.
Two areas which should be assessed as a matter of best practice by all businesses are Flexible Working and Disaster Recovery. The best solutions will vary for every business so a professional assessment will be required using internal and possibly external resources.
Flexible Working:- Research has shown that remote working, if managed and supported correctly, can increase productivity, improve the health and well being of staff and improve overall business performance.
- What flexibility do you currently provide employees?
- What additional options have you considered?
- What systems and infrastructure do you have to support remote working?
- Do your staff have adequate training, technical support and guidance on remote working?
Disaster Recovery:- Every business should have an insurance plan to cover a worst case scenario and be concerned at their exposure if they don’t.
- Do you have a DR plan in place?
- What are the business implications of not having one (financial/reputation etc)?
- What does a good DR Plan cover and cost?
- Do you need external professional support in assessing and preparing a DR Plan that meets the requirement of your business?
Technology and Telecoms provide people with the tools and solutions they need to work from anywhere at any time. All of the necessary systems, technology and communication tools exist now and businesses do not need to wait for the next big technological breakthrough. Nor do they need to wait for costs to fall further, they no longer have excuses not to deliver increased flexibility to their staff. The future of remote working and enhanced staff flexibility is now and the only thing left is for business to fully embrace.
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