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By now, few of us haven't seen or shared a video of unfortunate souls attending a video meeting while only appropriately attired from the waist up. Bearing those horrifically embarrassing and forever cached on the internet moments in mind, I'm going to start this blog with the conclusion. The number one rule for working during a pandemic is Pants Are Required. Regardless of the humorous nature of those moments, and while we haven't completed this particular journey, I think we can reflect on the lessons we've learned so far.
This article by Bertrand Chauvin originally appeared on our Alliance Partner, Nuxeo’s Blog and we wanted to share with our readers. In times of crisis, ensuring business continuity is a major concern. Due to current, unfortunate circumstances, many organizations have largely focused on remote communication and collaboration, as demonstrated by the explosive rise in downloads of apps like Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet, and Microsoft Teams. But, virtualizing structured business processes is also critical to ongoing operations and digitizing core processes in the front and back office is vital to keep your company running.
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Working efficiently has been something we have all been striving towards for quite some time and working well remotely is even more pressing given the current pandemic. We are seeing this need more and more with the clients in the creative space. Below is a primer on how to get up and running with a solution for managing projects for remote workers.
Given the current state of “shelter in place” restrictions for many cities around the globe, working from home is the new normal. This article is from our Alliance Partner MediaValet addresses some key challenges that many organizations are now faced with and we believe this will be useful information for our readers. Enjoy!
As we see companies, event organizers, and local governments preparing for the for the likelihood that the coronavirus outbreak will continue to spread, several tech industry leaders and local governments have already begun telling employees to work from home. Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, and Google have all made public announcements and informed their employees to work remotely in an effort to do their part in preventing any further chance of outbreaks in their offices and communities. We are also seeing state and local governments declaring state of emergencies in places like Washington State which has been the most severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. New York and Austin, Texas have additionally declared their own states of emergencies respectively, and in Austin, canceling that city's largest event, SXSW, which was scheduled for March.
The recent global viral outbreak highlights the necessity of having plans in place allowing your team to work remotely. Meeting your deliverables with minimal disruption while protecting your team members' health is vital to any organization's long term success. The challenge of maintaining business continuity for these employees falls squarely on the shoulders of management. How can managers maintain their team's cohesion and keep production moving smoothly? The content creation process makes this even more complicated when dealing with multiple contributors and tight deadlines. In this article, we look at the top four steps to manage a remote creative team successfully.