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Steps For Businesses

  • Are your contingency plans applicable to a pandemic?

    If 25-30% absenteeism, are essential functions covered?

    Can core activities be sustained several weeks?

    Have alternate outside sources.

    Offer customers online &
    self-serve options.

    Enable work-from-home.

    Tell employees your plans.

    Have a healthy work environment.

    Empower the sick to stay home. Revise policies.

    Plan for interrupted public services (sanitation, water).

    DETAILS ...

Telecommuting in a Pandemic

  • A pandemic
    attacks people,
    not property.

    Job #1:
    Protect your people.

    • Slow the flu's spread.
    • Reduce absenteeism.
    • Boost morale.
    • Reduce healthcare costs & healthcare system overload.


    Strategy - Reduce exposure by reducing personal contact. "Social distancing."

    Tactic - Segregate your staff. Use multiple locations/shifts, including temporary offices and working from home. Telecommuting tools (below) keep employees connected & keep work flowing.

    GoToMyPC Free Trial

    --- Telecommuting Tools ---

    GoToMyPC - To access your PC .. network .. data .. email from ANYWHERE.

    GoToMeeting - To conduct online meetings, conferences & presentations with ANYONE.

    USB flash drives to manually carry applications and data files for use elsewhere.
       » Portable applications
       » U3 "personal workspace"

    Sources - USB flash drives:
    EDGE Tech Corp
    Crucial
    Buy.com    Specials
    onSale.com    Specials
    Amazon.com

    Sources - U3 smart drives:
    EDGE Tech Corp (DiskGO U3)
    Amazon.com (many brands)


    LEARN MORE from my posts about Telecommuting:
    » Remote PC access
    » Online conferencing
    » USB flash drives
    » Portable applications
    » U3 smart drives


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