Change is inevitable. Sometimes the change is by our own accord, and other times change is thrust upon us. The current COVID-19 pandemic uncovered many challenges organizations have with enabling and supporting remote work. While how we work—how we collaborate and communicate, in particular—has changed significantly, companies that didn’t already have the tools in place may find themselves in a difficult situation. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t enable their employees…and do it effectively…and do it quickly.
Which group do you fall into?
It’s easiest to group companies based on their current situation. These are the three most common groups:
- The first group already has the required technology and is using it to collaborate well across the organization. For these companies, the move to working remotely has been relatively easy.
- The second group has the tools but hasn’t rolled it out or properly trained everyone.
- The third group doesn’t have the tools necessary to support a workforce that is spread out.
What are some steps you can take to enable employees during this pandemic (and for the long term)?
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Now that you’ve identified which group you fall into, what are some things you can do to enable employees to work from home effectively? How do you create and ensure adoption?
In this video, I address the second two groups by sharing how you can increase adoption of your existing collaboration tools or how you can launch new technology, while driving that requisite adoption, successfully.
Please reach out to me, David Chapman, if you would like a discovery call to discuss your company’s current situation and how you can improve work from home methods.