In times of crisis, CEOs need to be able to lead their company from anywhere. With so many employees now working remotely, it’s more important than ever for CEOs to have a remote work strategy in place.
This blog post provides tips for CEO to help them lead during the current crisis in China with all the employees working from home.
Remote Working Culture: Show that you care!
One of the most important aspects of remote work is company culture. In order to show that you care about your employees, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open.
This means being available for questions and concerns, as well as providing updates on company developments. Additionally, you can show that you care by sending food or other supplies to employees who may be struggling to find these items in stores.
If you didn’t do it yet and rely just about completion of tasks, you might have miss your shot.
Provide Remote Access Tools
In order to be productive, remote employees need to have access to the same tools and business applications as they would if they were in the office. This includes CRMs, ERPs, and intranets.
Additionally, it’s important to provide employees with access to secure remote working solutions such as VPNs and multi-factor authentication.
By doing so, you can help ensure that your remote employees are able to work safely and securely.
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Security
While remote work has many benefits, it’s important to remember that there are also some risks. One of these risks is the increased attack surface that comes with more people working from home and that cyber threats are on the rise.
In order to protect your company from potential threats think of those:
- Multi-factor authentication is a useful tool for ensuring that your business’s and employees’ cybersecurity remains secure.
With so many workers away from the office, it’s easy to forget about these standards. Now is a better than ever time to keep strong password habits.
- Controlling what employees may remotely access and which systems on your remote work environment is an important stage in establishing strong cybersecurity.
- Train them on what to look for and how to report suspicious behavior so they can be more vigilant.
Your IT department has allies in defending company assets, customer data, and employee information if employees are taught how to spot attacks before or as they occur.
IT departments would rather get a false alarm once in a while than be oblivious to assaults until it’s too late.
Engaging with your team on the right channel
The right platform for communicating is crucial when it comes to remote employment. Video conferences are fantastic for discussing complex issues in real time and generating a sense of togetherness, but they need coordination across the team.
Text messaging and phone conversations are excellent for dealing with urgency, but your staff needs adaptability.
You’ll interrupt your employees’ workflows if you shift topics from one to another, decreasing productivity.
By following these tips, CEOs can lead their companies through the current crisis while keeping their employees safe and productive.
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