Work from home – is this the solution? The world is going through challenging times and companies are now starting to adapt their work methods.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak officially been categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic. Many countries already declared an emergency state, and social isolation is now a regular scenario. So companies had no other option but to follow and to adjust their working routines, in the office and specially, with a new method – work from home. Nonetheless, how exactly are companies dealing with this new reality?
Each company defines its progress
Most companies adopted immediately safe measures according to the national contingency plan. At the same time, they work towards the main goal: having all employees working from home. Overall, companies have two different scenarios going on: employees that need support because they’re still going to work daily, and the ones that are already at home.
For the first scenario, companies firmly ask them to keep the safety distance while going to work and during work, and to wash and disinfect hands frequently. Besides apply complementary safety measures, such as: avoid meetings, use the stairs as much as possible, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
For the ones who are already working from home, it’s been about keeping them engaged, motivated and feeling the teamwork spirit. That’s why teams are using much more video-calls as the primary tool for work.
Teleperformance PT case
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak boost the pioneer program Teleperformance Portugal was already working on: work from home.
The future of working at home
Companies are certainly catching onto the trend, and most have the flexibility to work from home, if not at all the time, at least when needed. It’s changing the way we work, especially in tech companies. While it may not be for all companies, they may find they can save money and increase productivity for some workers. And for some employees, work at home benefits may be the difference between enjoyable and stressful work life.
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