Coronavirus & working from home in New Zealand
As the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) begin to be felt on New Zealand shores, more and more talk will be circulated about working from home and whole businesses moving to working remotely.
543 Design are strong advocates of the 'work from home' model and in this blog we take a look at the benefits of letting your employees work from home, as well as a few considerations on how to make it work.
First up, we should definitely acknowledge that working from home isn't for everyone - both individually or as a company. There are a ton of industries out there that survive on face to face contact (I'm not sure how well my hair cut would go over Skype!). There are also alot of individuals out there who thrive off the structure that an office environment or workplace will bring. So with that in mind, the first thing to think about is whether you can complete all your day to day tasks without face to face interaction, and whether you'll be able to do those tasks in a way where you stay productive. Even if you can manage some of those tasks from home at the moment, it could possibly benefit both yourself and your company in the long run. Here are our 'pro's' for working from home:
The benefits of working from home or working remotely:
How to work from home - and how it can be tricky
Above all else, in this chaotic time, business needs to keep rolling. Working from home might help your company just stay afloat, or it could end up being a way to see it flourish and become more profitable. Keep focusing on your online advertising, and remember your website design and web presence in a time where more and more people will be doing business from there computer and online.
If you have any questions at all - don't hesitate to contact us!