As the number of confirmed coronavirus (or Covid-19) cases in the Middle East continues to rise, and amid warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO) that the world is now in “uncharted territory”, the WHO has now urged countries to step up containment measures to rein in the infection.
The global spread of Covid-19 may mark a watershed moment that reveals just how well-prepared businesses of all sizes are for unexpected workplace changes. Travelling for meetings, or even just commuting to the office may be greatly decreased. As has already been seen across China and in northern Italy, entire towns and cities are now under quarantine.
Already oil giant Chevron, Crossrail and even Twitter have closed some of their offices, whilst nurseries, schools and universities across the UAE have been ordered to close for a month.
However, just because your office may be closed it doesn’t mean that your business must grind to a halt too. At Meetupcall, we have over 10-years’ experience in the field of remote working. Indeed, as a conference call provider, remote working is what we do. We understand that the biggest hurdle to effective remote working is keeping in touch with people – both your employees and colleagues, as well as your customers and clients.
In this guide, we’ve used our expertise from working with thousands of customers who regularly work remotely, to give you five simple steps to follow should your employees have to stay away from the office and work remotely.