Remote Implementation, Cooperation and COVID-19

by Harriet Muir
Published on August 7, 2020

With COVID-19 still prevalent and spreading like wildfire, the World Health Organization is urging workplaces to enforce Remote Working Policies. Are we too late to onboard users to a professional, culture encouraging platform?

Over the past couple of weeks, businesses are already planning and responding to COVID-19. Most of the conversation is focused on technology, operations and HR implementation.

How do we make this happen? When is the right time to do this? How do we ensure productivity and that people don’t take advantage of the pandemic? 

What is interesting is that no-one is thinking about the impact on company culture. The feeling of connectedness, belonging and the basic human need for social interaction – something which can rapidly disappear in a remote working environment. Unless the right tools are used, companies can really suffer during this process.

As the world starts to urgently grapple with the ‘how’ of remote working, they may be missing the whole picture. Ignoring the need to foster and drive culture and connectedness can produce a world of hurt for organizations. The good news is that rolling out Workplace from Meta into your organization is relatively easy.

The typical Workplace from Meta launch projects take weeks, not months and regardless of size. The good news is, there is no need to train your staff. Workplace from Meta is a private version of Facebook, minus the ads, brands, games etc. For employees within your organization, it’s inherently familiar. Workplace from Meta is also a mobile-first platform which is exceptionally useful as we ask the world to work remotely.

Workplace from Meta shines when its primary goal is to get work done, with the inclusion of social impact overlays. A good balance in conversation is 80 percent work, 20 percent social. Which is already the norm for colleagues’ day-to-day office experience.

While IT grapple with the capacity and technology issues of remote working, outsourcing much of the heavy lifting to Workplace eases this burden.

Providing employees with immediate access to tools on Workplace from Meta already alleviates the IT heavy lifting. Tools such as, Work Chat (for instant messaging, voice & video calling), Live Video (allowing managers to deliver broadcast messaging with ease) or Safety Check (tracking the health and safety of Workplace teams, as the world manages the spread of COVID-19).

The team at Enablo are experts in driving communication, collaboration and culture to organizations large and small across the globe.

Living and breathing the platform everyday, Enablo are proud to encourage other organisations to adopt Workplace from Meta to work well together just as we have. The team is highly experienced, having helped over 120 organizations and over 400,000 employees change the way they work.

Please reach out to speak with one of our team about how we can assist your organization maintain and drive your company culture, as we adopt to the new normal of remote working in response to COVID-19.

Meet the Author
Harriet Muir
Harriet discovered the power of Workplace when she rolled it out at a large energy company while in their internal comms team. Now she gets to bring together her love of collaboration tech and internal culture with her experience in marketing and storytelling as Enablo's Marketing Manager.

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