It's no secret that society as we know it had to change its ways as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Businesses are under a lot of pressure, and they don't know if they'll be able to survive the inevitable economic crisis.There is also a great deal of pressure on the service sector to provide essential public services at this time, as they support hospitals and supermarkets that must continue to run at full capacity.
Many countries have opted to go into lockdown, but essential service industries continue to operate. Employees have been working from home during the lockdown, possibly feeling distress as a result of a lack of supervision and guidance in terms of remaining productive, staying connected, and balancing family and work obligations.
We want to encourage those who own trades and service businesses to take advantage of this time and look at ways to manage their businesses from home, reducing human contact and sharing documents. This is an excellent time to prepare and develop business processes, as well as consider implementing a digital infrastructure to help the company go paperless.
A home office is easy to set up; all you need is a laptop or desktop computer and access to the internet.
We are lucky to live in a modern age where we can connect using our mobile devices. We must take advantage of the ability to operate online and find ways to keep our businesses profitable and connected. Of course, no one knows when or whether the pandemic will end, or whether we will find ourselves in this position again in the coming years, so it is important to plan ahead.
Businesses should consider doing online training with their teams to upskill their staff while everyone is working from home, keeping everyone stimulated and inspired throughout this period. Another option is to use Cloud Collaborations software, which enables the team to collaborate online via a mobile app or a PC.
Anyone working in the field as an essential service worker would be able to complete their work in the field using cloud tools, eliminating any paperwork or double capturing. As a result, the risk of infection between field and administrative employees is reduced.
Since a pandemic may not be the last time it impacts the planet, you should keep your workforce healthy and safe by changing the way you do business and following the proper procedures. During a pandemic like Covid-19, human interaction can be avoided as much as possible, so we must be respectful of one another by reducing risks and practicing safe business ethics.
During this time of lockdown, let us use our human ingenuity to advance businesses using digital technology and apps. Eworks Manager has helped hundreds of businesses survive the lockdown period, enabling them to work more safely and efficiently.