The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing quickly. As this situation progress, many business owners need to protect their employees and keep their business working. Here are you can find some advice to help your business to set up a remote work option, which is the best one to protect your employees and keep your company running.

Since the remote work model has increased in these last years, there are a lot of free tools that you can use so your team can stay in touch and keep working even if they aren’t in the same place.

It’s vital to implement a remote work policy that covers when you expect your team to be online or available, how to communicate (via email, Slack, or video call, for instance), and what deliverables each team member is responsible for completing.  Technology is the glue that holds a distributed team together.

Using communication tools like Slack, Zoom or collaborative programs like Google Docs will allow your team members to work together. Beyond the tools themselves, it’s important to trust on your employees and build a strong relationship based on transparency and collaboration in these hard times. Trust is fundamental. It’s a great opportunity to reinforce the idea to manage your team by results, what they do, rather than where or how they do it.

And don’t forget to advise your team to take a break from watching or reading about the pandemic, it can be upsetting. Connect with them to talk about their concerns and how they’re feeling can help to reduce stress in yourself and others, be extra communicative. Show them that you care about them personally.

These are some tips to keep you and your team working to obtain the best results in these times of pandemic. We must always think that in moments of crisis great ideas show up and will help us to build a stronger human relationship in your business. Relationships between employees and management are of substantial value in any workplace.

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