These are unprecedented times, but amongst the uncertainty, there’s one silver lining: We’re all in this together. Like many businesses across the globe, ClearCompany has sent our team home to work from a safe distance. The transition from a shared office to an at-home workspace isn’t always easy, but we’re discovering new ways to make it better every day. We’ve asked our colleagues and coworkers to share ways they found success while working and managing remotely.
On March 6th, ClearCompany started a strategic exercise to understand what all of our teams nationwide would need, should we need to all work remotely at the same time. We all committed to 6 business days working from home, with the option to come into an office should there be something we could not complete from home (if you are interested in the framework that we used to make that decision, you can find it here). Our employees worked out any kinks in that week, and have remained remote ever since. At this point, many of us feel like old pros at business continuity and remote. In fact, in the last two weeks alone, we’ve:
· Sent 97,287 Slacks (up by 50% per day)
· Conducted 1,371 Zoom meetings including 6,761 participants
· Onboarded new hires completely remotely – way to go HR team!
· Shared 46 new employee (dog) photos on our Slack #doggos channel
· Shared more new recipes than we know what to do with
Here’s what else the ClearCompany team is learning and implementing while we adjust to our new settings:
How Are You Ensuring Business Continuity?
Having clear goals to work towards both personally and for reports/teams is more important than ever. With so much uncertainty, it can be hard to make progress because you’re not sure what’s important or simply distracted by what is going on in the world. While it’s vital that we change some of our routines right now, it’s also essential that we continue others. Continuing our normal work — with a little more personal space — both ensures that we weather this storm successfully and can help personally to avoid becoming overwhelmed by concerns. What do we want to have accomplished as individuals, teams, companies by the time this is over? The more we can do now, the faster we will all recover later.
— Colin Kingsbury, President and Co-Founder
- ClearCompany Tip: You probably have more apps and tools to help with this than you think. In addition to our own software (Goal Tracking, Social Recognition, and Manager Feedback specifically have been instrumental) we use a variety of tools to maintain productivity and prioritization. We’ve listed just a few below for you.
- G Suite
- Trello/Monday/Cloud Coach
How Are You Keeping Teammates Engaged?
Weekly video check-ins with every member of my team, and daily conversations about non-work related topics — like what the best homemade meal has been — have helped to keep our morale up! We’ve tried to find a few tasks outside of our normal day-to-day to help keep everyone engaged while still advancing …read more
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