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COVID's Impact on Business Networks

Posted by Robin Hosemann on Mar 2, 2021 1:15:00 PM

Pre COVID many predicted an increase in Internet usage and number of users. But when a worldwide pandemic came and forced everyone to adjust seemingly overnight, the Internet was heavily leaned on for nearly everything.

Online shopping and grocery ordering went from a luxury, to almost a necessity for many. Students on spring break returned to school not at their desks but from their bedsides. Businesses that could, allowed their employees to safely work from home, many accessing workplace data via virtual private network (VPN).

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Topics: Bandwidth, Virtual Private Networks, network performance, Internet Connection, Working From Home, Workspace, Hybrid Office

How to Keep Your Remote Workforce Motivated in 2021

Posted by MHO Networks on Feb 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Managing a remote workforce may be a new skill your company has mastered, but maintaining productivity is an altogether new challenge. A key aspect of boosting productivity levels is keeping a motivated workforce. When you find ways to effectively motivate your remote employees, they will respond in kind with quality work and productive processes. 

In order to keep your workforce motivated, you must think outside the box. Simply making the effort can communicate your desires for their well-being; but you must go further to create meaningful experiences and benefits for these key workers. MHO offers these creative tips to keep your remote workforce motivated in 2021 and beyond. 

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Topics: Working From Home, Remote Work, Team

6 Tips to Remain Grateful in Your Workspace

Posted by Robin Hosemann on Nov 9, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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?

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Topics: productivity, Communications, Business Tools, Working From Home, Workspace, Hybrid Office, Remote Work

Staying Productive at Home

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Having a hard time staying productive? We found some effective ways to help you through these times.

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Topics: productivity, Remote, Working From Home

What Have We Learned About Being Productive at Home?

Posted by MHO Networks on May 7, 2020 8:15:00 AM

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had numerous detrimental effects on people and the economy, there have been some positive results as well. One of these is that many people have been afforded the chance to work from home. This has turned out to be a boon for businesses as well as employees. 

The Brookings Institute reports that, “Up to half of American workers are currently working from home, more than double the fraction who worked from home (at least occasionally) in 2017-18.” Furthermore, Forbes reported a Gartner survey about this phenomenon, known as ‘telecommuting,’ that indicated as much as 20% of the workforce of those surveyed will continue telecommuting long-term. 

But even for those growing accustomed to working from home, a steady routine is vital to keep you on track. Here are some vital factors to maintaining a steady, productive routine as you work from home. 

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Topics: Technology, Remote, Working From Home

Best Practices to Ensure Your Remote Workforce Stays Connected

Posted by MHO Networks on Apr 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, Internet Services, Remote, Working From Home

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