Telework During COVID-19
Where possible, the CDC continues to encourage businesses to allow their employees to telework. Whether you plan to continue telework as a regular business practice or simply establish it as a business continuity plan going forward, we have resources to help.
- Communicate regularly with your team
- Keep a routine and stick to your regular work hours, if you can, to still keep that separation of work and home time
- Stay active by completing a home workout or taking a walk during the day
- Have a plan but be flexible with it – there may be more distractions at home now than usual, and that’s okay!
- Take breaks to avoid burnout
- Check in with your employer about getting additional materials (a monitor, wireless mouse, etc.) to make your telework environment more sustainable long-term
- Continue to have your employees telework, if possible
- Invest in technology that facilitates remote collaboration
- Establish a formal telework program, if you haven’t already
- Identify and address any issues with your telework program, such as technology shortcomings, to prevent declines in productivity
- Set clear expectations that are result-oriented
- Adjust your parking pricing model to allow commuters to pay daily rather than monthly if some of your workforce is teleworking at least some of the time