Four in 10 employees say their companies aren't equipped with the technology needed to let them work from home, according to a survey of 1,000 full-time workers from organizations with more than 200 employees commissioned by project management software company Wrike
"Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the need to stay apart from each other isn't just about crowded buses or shops: it impacts the workplace too.
Companies are flipping strategies to protect employees while getting work done ahead of a looming recession.
Remote work is enabled by tech tools, which means companies without a strong arsenal of technologies and processes in place will struggle to adapt. Conversely, those who invested early might be reaping benefits..."
What can leaders do to support teams working remotely at a time of much uncertainty? NetHealth CIO Jason James shares concrete steps CIOs and IT leaders can take right now
"This week marks the largest migration of employees moving from traditional office settings to remote work in history. What had been jammed highways weeks ago now gives way to open roads. Public transit will be emptier and coffee shops will go dark. Some workers are well prepared for the transition, while others will set up makeshift offices at their dining table and try to mute the sound of barking dogs and family activity. The traditional office has largely been suspended in hopes of slowing the COVID-19 virus and flattening the curve..."
The Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19 - is making headlines around the world. Businesses are cautiously being advised to review Business Continuity Plans (BCP) in the event the global virus outbreak is upgraded to a pandemic
"Specialists have advised that citizens may have to self-isolate to contain the virus. Some estimates suggest that up to 1 in 5 people 'could be off sick' in the event a pandemic is declared.
According to the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronavirus belongs to the same class of viruses like the common cold. At present, significant parts of Asia, Europe, and North America are on high alert to the threat, governments are outlining emergency preparations in direct response to the virus. It is advised that businesses do the same and review readiness guidelines and business continuity plans..."
Tips from El Reg hack with two decades of WFH experience
"If you aren't already, chances are that your home will soon become a prison of sorts as efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus force, or at least encourage, us to 'shelter in place' with only very occasional trips out for food, medicine, and fresh air.
From California and New York in the US to Europe and the UK, citizens are being told to keep their distance from one another, work from home if possible, close schools and universities, and to avoid pubs, bars, restaurants, gyms, hairdressers, clubs, and similar places..."
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