COVID-19 has created an extreme situation where each individual employee is required to work from a different location, in most cases from home. For some organizations this global event has significantly altered the preconception that teams must be physically located in an office, and demonstrated that employees can be highly productive even in a remote setting.
Many Industry leaders are now predicting that a 'new normal' will emerge once this crisis subsides. This will likely involve some organizations reducing office space, thereby lowering the second largest corporate expense (after labor) and also impacting positively on the environment by putting fewer cars on the road for commuting to work. If this is to become the new reality then it is important to capture the learnings and best practices from the extreme situation faced today, to apply to a longer term model which incorporates a much higher percentage of remote workers in the future.
Topics to be covered include:
- Managing multiple time zones and the unique challenges that they present
- Creating an effective working environment to support remote working
- Focused activities to facilitate team building and support team collaboration
- Tips and techniques for facilitating remote events