The structure of your company IT department has likely gone through drastic changes in 2020. More employees than ever are working remotely, causing a dramatic shift in your IT considerations. How we live and the new trend that combines home life with office life will continue to change how we plan the structure and infrastructure of our business.
As we near the end of the year and reflecting back at 2020, it is safe to say that it has not been easy for any of us to monitor our stress levels. Aside from the ongoing pandemic, there has been one natural disaster after another. From blazing fires across our natural landscapes, snow storms and hurricanes, it all can make us feel overwhelmed. And now that our workspace blended into our living space, it has made it more difficult to separate the two. Cue the anxiety.
However, there are ways to manage our stress-levels in order to remain productive and not focus on what we cannot control. It's a simple practice, but not always easy to execute-gratitude. In the simplest terms gratefulness is an adjective used to describe our emotional state towards an act of kindness. Being thankful, expressing positivity towards those who are in our lives.
So how do we remain grateful, especially while we are working from home?
During these unprecedented times, many companies didn't have a remote work policy in place. Here are some suggestions on which tools are available to implement for remote teams as well as some protocols that can be put in place to help move projects and tasks along to reach your business' goals.
Remote work was always going to be a big part of our future. Now that it has accelerated, it is time to have a formal policy in place to ensure businesses and employees are successful. Managing a remote workforce is different from managing an office. There are many aspects to working remotely and when creating your own policy, you need to make appropriate decisions based on your own company.