Posted on April 28, 2020,

The ability to transition your team to remote work is increasingly vital for businesses. 

 

The global crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that many companies are still not equipped to function remotely. 

 

While some already allow employees to work from home, 44% of companies don’t allow remote work at all. Businesses are scrambling to set up remote employees and struggling to stay productive. 

 

It is crucial to arm your employees for this transition with the right tools and procedures to work from home. Taking the time to establish security policies and provide your employees with the guidance they need to be successful will help ensure a successful changeover.

 

If the concept of a remote workforce makes your head spin, don’t worry – you’re not alone. And SugarShot is here to help. 

 

Download our new guide, The Remote Life: Why Business Is Changing and How to Adapt Quickly. We share battle-tested strategies for moving to a remote workforce and the best tools and technologies to keep your team productive and happy. 

 

Keep reading for a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside.

 

What’s Inside The Remote Life Guide?

 

  • 6 steps for transitioning your employees to work remotely

  • 14 must-have remote working tools, complete with features and pricing 

  • Additional support for businesses who need help making the transition

 

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Why Should Your Business Prepare to Go Remote? 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that every business needs to have the infrastructure in place to work from home. Many different scenarios could necessitate a temporary or permanent remote work setup, including: 

 

  • Cost-saving measures

  • Schools closing down

  • Reduced or paused work travel

  • Supporting clients out of state

 

There are plenty of benefits to being proactive about offering a work-from-home option to employees. 

 

77% of remote employees say they’re actually more productive when working from home. And companies that allow remote work have 25% lower employee turnover than those that don’t.

 

How to Transition Your Employees to Working Remotely

 

You have to do some upfront work before you can set your employees loose. You’ll need to create structured training, policies and communication strategies to help housebound workers start on the right foot. 

 

In our comprehensive guide, we dive into six ways to prepare your business to work remote:

 

1. Offer Guidance and Training to Employees

2. Coordinate System Setups

3. Equipment Check-Outs

4. Implement a Security Policy

5. Set Expectations & Remote Work Policies

6. Establish Regular, Structured Check-Ins

 

Ready to learn what’s required for each step? Download the free guide now.

 

Prepare for the Remote Work Transition With SugarShot

 

Unexpected circumstances are challenging for everyone. If you’re struggling to transition your team to a remote working environment right now, you are not alone. SugarShot is here to help.

 

Our Continuity Planning Process for COVID-19 consists of the following steps:

 

  • STEP 1 – Risk Assessment

  • STEP 2 – Continuity Strategy

  • STEP 3 – Solution Recommendation

  • STEP 4 – Solution Deployment

  • STEP 5 – Ongoing Monitoring

  • STEP X – Emergency Readiness & Training

 

SugarShot can deploy rapid strategic assessments to help you spend dollars efficiently and economically across a bespoke solution mix for your business. We cover contingency plans, teleworker strategy, training, rapid-scale licensing, hardware stockpiling, conferencing tools and workflow collaboration solutions.

 

 

Contact SugarShot today to find out how we can aid in your remote work transition and put your mind at ease.