Across the globe, companies are dealing with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic by mandating or encouraging employees work from home. As the coronavirus spreads, working from home is the new normal for workers. We are hearing comments like: “It’s the first day of both working from home and home schooling... I never signed up to be a teacher and now I believe teachers should be paid like CEOs!”
What are companies doing to prepare for one of the largest work from home experiments ever?
The Future Workplace survey, The Impact of the Coronavirus in the Workplace, asked, “In what ways does your company offer training on how to successfully work from home?” The responses ranged from offering both worker training and manager training, to mentoring, coaching, and even launching Employee Resource Groups targeted to remote workers and their families.
The Guide to Working From Home balances the mechanics of working from home with the emotional implications of managing it all: work, home, children, and importantly, your own self-care.
Future Workplace summarized the list of successful strategies for remote working following our recent Future Workplace Virtual Summit, and interviewing both Rachel Russell and Stacy Elliot, Senior Director of Communications at Microsoft, a pioneer in remote working for the last 17 years.