It’s hard to imagine that just a few short months ago, many of us were excitedly looking forward to the year 2020. It was the dawn of a new decade, a time of new beginnings, the return of the roaring ’20s. Then something happened that no one expected. There began to be whispers of something called COVID-19, a strange new disease with no known cure.
Many companies throughout the United States, both large and small, are finding themselves having to develop and implement new protocols, such as taking their brick and mortar wares online as a method of avoiding employee and customer exposure to COVID-19. For large corporations this task is easily manageable, but for the average small business looking into transitioning their business from an in-store experience to an online one it can be perplexing.
Working from home is becoming a very real necessity all of a sudden. In an effort to slow the progress of COVID-19 and protect the community, many people have put themselves into a state of voluntary quarantine. But this social distancing can create a huge gap between you and the customers you’re used to talking to. Without as much foot traffic in your workplace, you can’t rely on flyers, chalk signs, or word of mouth to get news about your business around. So how do you talk to people, without being able to talk to them?
A work-from-home system can present a drastic and sometimes intimidating change to daily interaction, but it can also prove to be just as productive as working in-office when done well. Here are all of the tools that we’ve found highly effective in maintaining workplace morale and productivity remotely.