One of my peeves has always been the inconsistent telework policies across organizations, especially within organizations.
Managers had plenty of leeways to work remotely, were provided with equipment and access to all necessary software and server and/or cloud access. Now we see or hear stories about companies scrambling to have their entire team work remotely. I even saw a post from an administrative colleague this week in which the entire team was told to work from home, but no one notified her! They all left the office and she’s sitting around wondering where everyone went. Oy.
My point is that many companies were ahead of the curve for this event. I’d be curious what percentage had to add extra equipment and capacity to accommodate their teams.
Please participate in the poll I’ve created to gather some insights on remote work preparedness. I’d love to see if my hunches are right. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSS9T2G