Updated: Sep 9, 2020
We’re all looking forward to future days when we can enjoy worry-free sun and fresh air, visiting face-to-face with friends and family, and seeing familiar faces in the office. In the meantime, employees are faced with the new norm workplace while also trying to help their customers remain productive in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether it’s about business continuity suggestions, pandemic trends or ways to stay healthy, there is an enormous amount of data to synthesize. And while it is truly inspirational to see so much support and leadership coming from the supplier community and the brave people around the world, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to sort through the information and resources relevant to you.
Our Remote Workforce blog series is laser-focused on highlighting key topics that equip our customers to make rapid, yet impactful, decisions for their business. While our first two blogs covered the most popular remote work technologies being asked for by companies, and how we can make a difference for their business operations, this blog centers around the resources and productivity tips that are most relevant to running a business through this global pandemic.
Take care of those that need it
Taking care of yourself, your family, and the people that occupy your world allows you to be the best version of yourself. The work-from-home (aka WFH) basics start with an organized approach in setting your schedule, defining your workspace, and focusing in on your work mindset. Another relevant challenge to leave that mindset when your workday is done.
Prioritizing and focusing on your tasks at hand allows you to devote your energy to your work in the right way. By truly focusing when working from home, setting up attention “zones”, a prioritization matrix,, and being intentionally present in web conferences.
On top of keeping yourself intact while going remote, there are also resources available that make big differences for companies that need immediate guidance they can trust.
We've compiled a list of resources on our COVID-19 web page that provides distilled information on COVID-19-related information, employer health and safety information, and much more that may apply directly to end-customers.
Working remote is very new to many. Learning how to conduct business through the web is being learned “on the fly” by many teams who have previously only known face-to-face communications.
Focus on the good
In spite of it all, amazing instances of teamwork, resilience, and selflessness are rising up from unexpected places to beat this pandemic. Focusing on these inspiring efforts from our community will help us see our way through this crisis and come out stronger than we ever imagined.
Industry-speaking, this is a monumental time where leaders are coming together to talk about how we can help each other as well as the Supplier Partners and the customers we all support. We are connecting with each other and leveraging the technologies available to us in creative ways, whether it’s a Zoom happy hour or a digital Poker night with our Suppliers, or sharing our Spotify playlist to rock on to while taking care of business from anywhere.
This is a defining time in our history. Our employees and customers are helping shape the future with support, creativity, strength, and taking action to make a difference for the world around us. Our Remote Workforce Solutions page continues to grow with new offers every day, showing the dedication Suppliers have for businesses in this time of uncertainty.
Our company and supplier network remain committed to providing our clients with unparalleled support and relevant, timely resources. For more details about help on transitioning to a remote work environment, call (813) 343-0440 or complete or contact form, and we'll get in touch with you.