Remote work is no longer an optional activity for most. As employers grapple with new stay-at-home orders related to the coronavirus outbreak, there’s suddenly a paradigm shift not only in where employees work but, also in how they work.
This presents a problem in terms of productivity, management structure -- just the day to day grind of who does what and how they do it. We all had little warning about how this would all shift so suddenly and many companies are just now learning the ins and outs of having remote workers -- and it is mostly “outs” at this point. Without personal connections, a way to communicate effectively all day long, tools and business apps that make it all easier, and a basic understanding that everyone has to connect even more to keep the business running, companies are finding that this new reality is becoming a workplace nightmare.