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Making working from home work for you

To keep staff safe throughout the coronavirus outbreak, many advice firms will have encouraged colleagues to work from home. This situation is likely to persist for some time and presents several challenges – such as adapting to life away from the office and the increased security risks posed by remote working.

Drawing on our experience of home working – we have had over 8,000 employees working remotely across our global organisation over the course of the crisis – as well as recognised best practice, we’ve created a range of guides and checklists to help firms adjust to this new way of working.

Working from home experiences

Home working is a new adventure for many of us and adjusting to new working practices can be a challenge. We typically adapt quickly though and remote working in a crisis can even boost team spirit. This has been the experience of our colleagues in Asia, who had to contend with the coronavirus before us. Read their stories on a new way of working.

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10 tips for a new way of working

Adapting to a new way of working is not necessarily straightforward – there can be a number of distractions and practices that could prevent you from performing at your best. Here we give tips on how to prepare yourself for a new way of working.

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Managing your team remotely

One challenge for managers and leaders while working from home can be effectively managing their teams. Ideally, working practices would be established in advance but this wasn’t possible for many teams who had to move to working remotely at short notice. Here we give some tips on how to promote great teamworking while we’re based at home.

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Home working: keeping your business safe from cyber attack

Cyber crime is an ever-increasing threat and the move to widescale home working has only increased the risks further. Employees may be communicating in new ways and need to share files remotely. They may also be using personal devices that are potentially unsecure. Here we present tips and guidelines on how to keep your business safe.

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A quick guide to video conferencing

The move to home working has resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of video conferencing technology. We run through how best to make use of this handy communication tool.

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Your home office checklist

Use our checklist to ensure your staff are fully equipped to work from home.

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