Managing Remote Workers

The worldwide response to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus pushed people across the globe to reduce direct contact with others. Two key means of achieving this were to limit international travel and encouraging people to work from their homes, where the nature of the work permitted. In order to safeguard the wellbeing of their staff, their clients and their service providers, organisations raced to put in place new ways of working to permit such work and to mitigate any negative consequences. The effect of such a mass migration from working in the office to working from home ushers in the next industrial evolution. People have suddenly realised that many businesses already offer much of their service offering online, now that they are forced to use it they will overcome that first fear of using or doing something new. Thereafter it will be more convenient to use online portals for such tasks as renewing insurance policies, making banking and payment transactions, or ordering documents form government agencies. Once people see the benefit of ordering food online and having it delivered, will they revert to losing so much time in supermarkets? A vast number of people around the world have … Read more

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The Industrial Evolution 2020

Moving Business Online At Inter-Serv we believe that the global marketplace will never return to the way it was before COVID-19. This is not meant in a negative sense, rather the surreal Social Distancing experience forces us to re-evaluate our priorities, our needs and our concept of risk and preparedness. For some, it means that the trajectory of their business is irreversibly altered.This article is the first in a series that sheds light not only on how the business world will emerge from the end of COVID-19 but serves as a guide to dealing with uncertainty. Follow us on our website or on social media for thought leadership articles. Industrial revolutions are typically heralded by the invention and mass uptake of new technology; new means of manufacturing, processing or communicating. The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in December 2019 in Wuhan, China quickly spread across the globe during the first quarter of 2020. The highly contagious virus prompted waves of action unprecedented in decades. Unexpected Business Restrictions Governments across the world moved to restrict the spread of the virus through measures that limited people gathering in large numbers. These actions included the closure of educational institutions, entertainment establishments, airports and other … Read more