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The Ultimate Guide to Transitioning to Remote Work

Remote work is a term for companies that embrace flexibility and allow workers to work from home some or all of the time. The argument in favor is the ability for employees to enjoy a greater sense of work-life balance while employers have lower overhead, among other advantages. Sapling have put together the ultimate guide to help your team's transition to remote.

Remote work is a term for companies that embrace flexibility and allow workers to work from home some or all of the time. The argument in favor is the ability for employees to enjoy a greater sense of work-life balance while employers have lower overhead, among other advantages.

While the implementation of remote work policies has largely been an experiment, with the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s becoming a must for many organizations, at least in the short-term.

Covid-19, also referred to as the Coronavirus, is forcing employers to rethink how employees work.  Now, many employers now find themselves scrambling to implement work from home policies fit for the current world. Social distancing is the new tagline taking over social media, and what’s ultimately happening is that remote work is being put to the test on a large scale.

What many businesses and employers have found is that they’re woefully unprepared for disruptions in business as normal, including when it comes to remote work. Despite the hurdles, having a clear plan and strategy in place makes remote work a viable option, whether it’s something you temporarily turn to as the world “hunkers down,” or it’s something that becomes a more permanent component of your workplace.

Having a plan in place for remote work makes sense outside of this event. Remote work gives companies the opportunity to continue business in the wake of other potential scenarios, such as natural disasters.

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