The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting businesses of all sizes. With 28 confirmed cases in New Zealand as of 19 March, the government has stepped in to protect Kiwis both in the private and public sector.
Because of this, businesses are being forced to adopt flexible work arrangements to protect their staff, customers, and partners. That means implementing remote work or working from home.
Unfortunately, most Kiwi businesses aren’t prepared for this. That’s why we put together several free resources to help you cope in this situation.
Free Microsoft Teams and Remote Work Training Webinars
Communication and collaboration is key to situations like this.
One of the tools that can help with this is Microsoft Teams. It’s a tool that we also use internally that allows everybody in the organisation to chat, call, and collaborate in one app.
If you’re interested in learning more about MS Teams, we’re conducting a series of free webinar training next week. Below is a list of the schedule:
- Monday, 23 March, 12:30 PM — Reserve Your Spot
- Wednesday, 25 March, 1:00 PM — Reserve Your Spot
- Thursday, 26 March, 10:00 AM — Reserve Your Spot
- Monday, 30 March (Registration link to follow)
- Wednesday, 1 April (Registration link to follow)
Curated Resources for Remote Work
Implementing work from home setups can be challenging, especially if this is new for you. That’s why we put together a resource page for remote work that you can use. We’ll be adding more in the future.
We looked at the situation from four different perspectives.
- CEO / Business Owner
- CIO / IT Managers
- Individual Contributors
So, whether you are worried about your culture suffering, or the security of company data, or about your own productivity, we’ve got something for you.
Remote Work Self Assessment Grader
We also released a grader/self-assessment tool that gives you a score on whether you are ready to implement remote work or which areas you need to address first.
- Just answer 10 questions
- It takes 2-3 minutes
- Automatically emails you a report
Do you think we missed any? Is there any topic you’d like to cover? Do let us know in the comments below.