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Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 8 – What Not to Do

What Not to Do When Working from Home Mistakes we’ve witnessed and how to avoid them Over the past seven posts in our Coronavirus & Working from Home series, we’ve shared our insights for effectively working from home, covering childcare, technology, security, routines, flexibility, and distractions. As many of us try to cope with working […]

Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 7 – Security

Ensuring the Security of Data & Devices: Protecting Company and Client Information Even in normal times, companies that allow their employees to work remotely should perform risk assessments of their remote workers’ computing setups, as this is essential to protect company and client information. For companies without such processes in place, now is a good […]

Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 6 – Staying on Task

Working from Home — Staying on Task & Being Productive “I could not do that,” many tell me after learning that I work from home. Some fear they would get distracted by that next load of laundry (“I’ll just get it started”), which leads to discovering the handle to the cabinet needs adjusting (“This will […]

Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 5 – Creating and Maintaining a Routine

Creating and Maintaining a Routine An Employee’s Guide to Maximizing Work-from-Home Productivity COVID-19 is creating a new frontier, with mass closures, cities on lockdown and travel bans on a global scale.  Each day is starting to feel more like Groundhog Day.  You may now find yourself working remotely, possibly for the first time and foreseeable […]

Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 4 – Key Technology Platforms

Key Technology Platforms From Employee Collaboration Tools to Cloud-Based Systems For more than a decade our company has worked remotely.  Our clients  live in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.  “Remote work” is a way of life for us and our clients.  However, we’re aware that most employees still go into an office. Writing a set […]

Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 3 – Flexibility and Adaptability

The Importance of Flexibility and Adaptability: Playing to Remote Work’s Strengths Instead of Caving to its Weaknesses Here at Alliances Management, our entire U.S. and international workforce has been working remotely since 2006.  For some perspective, that was before the launch of the iPhone and the boom of easy, continuous connectivity.  Suffice to say we […]

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Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 2 – Childcare

Working from Home & Childcare Hand Signals, Help, and Being Free Solo We’ve all seen it – the professor masterfully navigating an interview while his children waltz into his office making an unwelcome guest appearance on a live international news program. I’ve watched it a million times and may watch it a million more – It. Never. Gets. Old. It’s comedy gold, but for […]

Coronavirus & Working from Home: Part 1 – It’s Initially Disorienting

Working from Home: It’s Initially Disorienting Tips for Employers on Successfully Transitioning to Remote Work If you’re an employer concerned about the spread of COVID-19, you’re likely encouraging your staff to work from home.  The Internet abounds with articles espousing the benefits of remote work: increased productivity, heightened employee engagement, improved morale, etc.  As COO […]