3 Top Tips for Working from Home
As COVID-19 changes the way companies do business, our insurance experts discuss how to stay productive and secure while working from home.
1) Create a dedicated workspace
Where possible, employees should be encouraged to use a dedicated corner of their home as their workspace. Working at a proper desk with a comfortable chair will not only minimise the risk of back problems and wrist strain but help to promote a good work-life balance as well.
By preventing work from bleeding into other areas of the home, it becomes easier to disconnect and recharge at the end of the day. Keeping that separation between work and home life will improve wellbeing and reduce the risk of burnout.
2) Stay connected
Working from home can make employees feel isolated, unmotivated and disconnected from the rest of their team. The key to combatting this is good communication.
Morning calls are a nice way for people to catch up with their team and keep updated on what everyone else is up to. Setting up a group chat is handy for staying connected throughout the day and will encourage the odd ‘watercooler’ conversation, which will help people feel happier and more engaged. Fun virtual events like a quiz night will also help to keep the social aspects of the workplace alive.
Management may also want to send regular messages to the people in their team, to check that everyone is coping and reassure them that support is available if they’re struggling with any work issues.
3) Keep your company safe
Working from home brings with it a whole host of new challenges. One of these challenges is security. Cyber security is always a top priority but, with more people potentially connecting to the company network with personal devices, it’s even more important than ever to educate employees on safe practices. We’ve put together some resources to help you stay cyber safe.
At Lansdowne Woodward, we can provide you with a tailored cyber insurance policy to ensure you are covered should your business fall victim to an attack. Policies can cover a variety of cyber attacks including email fraud, theft of data including card payments, cyber extortion and denial of service attacks.
Every company has a specific set of needs and, with everything going on in the world right now, those needs might be changing. We specialise in matching clients with the very best business insurance to suit them. In these uncertain times, we understand that you want the peace of mind of knowing that your business is protected – no matter what.