Working during pandemic has its own challenges, especially after many countries undergo lockdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Working from home or remote working now becomes the option to make the companies keep running while also taking care of the heatlh needs of the employees.
Although working from home currently becomes the best practice of working during pandemics. A number of companies start to implement collaborative working so that employees have more flexibility to work in the office and remotely. Here is the important consideration about the implementation of that model.
Evaluate data security strategy used for working during pandemic
Hybrid work is applied during pandemic to replace full-time office work. As it is a new model of the collaborative atmosphere to provide camaraderie and interaction between employees, it still has several big challenges to note.
Companies need to consider the safety measures for the employees. Controlling the data of employees is particularly needed to ensure there is no spread of the virus in the office when they meet each other.
With only small groups of employees coming to the office, then companies need extra efforts to do the works. That’s why they require to secure the company’s important documents and property using digital solutions.
It should be a priority to take to make sure important thing in the company remains confidential. Besides, the use of digital platforms also offers easier access to the employees who work with those documents from home.
Not just the data security, companies need to renew the employees’ time-in schedule to make the experience new and more flexible work which becomes an integral part of the hybrid work model.
Re-examine the needs of the office
Many companies especially those focusing on certain fields such as real estate are significantly affected by the implementation of a hybrid work model. Since everything is now performed on online platforms, many companies focus to put their capital using digital solutions to make it more flexible of use.
Besides, companies take into account COVID-19 safety measures as the main priority to make sure all the employees get their health needs while working. Actually, this kind of system is more preferred by investors who want to invest in a particular company.
This condition encourages the majority of companies in high-priced areas of the Southeast Asia region to re-examine their current needs. Nowadays, they prioritize keeping what they already have in order to avoid major loss rather than expanding the business.
Use open communication to know employees’ needs
Having open communication between companies and their employees is important since they cannot meet every day. Companies to provide a safe place for employees, especially those who work in a team for communication although through online platform.
Regular online check-in is required to build the connecting feeling that companies have to accentuate. Open communication also accommodates employees to discuss freely their mental health, family crises, as well as problems related to work.
It also helps to know what remote healthcare that employees need during the pandemic. Several main considerations related to working during pandemic need to take by a company so that both companies and employees fulfill their needs.