Home Working and Coronavirus

Right now, as the majority of Government and NHS opinion and guidance is that the Coronavirus epidemic is likely to get worse before it gets better, not to mention its potential impact on businesses both large and small, it’s hard to believe that there could be a silver lining.

We’ve already seen a huge migration towards people working from home a few days a week and the inevitability of widespread Coronavirus is likely, wherever possible and practical, to make both businesses and employees alike, want to take full advantage of the benefits and security that this can bring. After all why be forced to stay at home without pay when you could still be working and earning money for you and your employer? Clearly, not everyone will be able to do so but for those that can, good IT skills in being able to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, customers and suppliers will be essential. If you like, Life Saving!

Now more than ever before, yours and your employees’ skills with products like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 and the like could go a long way to mitigating the impact on your business and livelihood. Indeed, for some it could literally save your business.

Over the last 12 months or so, many businesses have implemented Office 365 and collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams but find that their business and employees have not really taken full advantage of the benefits that this could bring. For those that have – “good on you” – but for those that haven’t the Coronavirus may make you wish you’d addressed this earlier, much earlier.

So how will your employees fare when working from home? Are you 100% or even 80% confident that all will be well? Just how much could mistakes cost you?

It’s all pretty easy when you work in an office, if you don’t know how to do something, you’ll ask somebody for help but, when you’re at home, there’s you – just you.

The ability to access online learning can take away all those fears and give every person working from home all the skills they need to be competent, efficient users of products like Microsoft Teams to ensure your business doesn’t catch the Coronavirus too.

Mi Crow provides you with an extensive world-class library of over 500 short (sub 3-minute) videos, accessible from a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Phone, that you can tap into to get the answers you need when you need them most. If you like, it’s like having your own personal IT Guru by your side 24/7 looking after and protecting you. What’s more, the best bit, is that all of your questions can be answered in just 3 minutes or less.

If you’ve implemented Office 365 and/or Microsoft Teams and are facing the possibility of having to work from home but don’t know things like ‘How to set up a group Meeting in Teams’ or ‘Collaborate’ with colleagues, customers & suppliers then Mi Crow could just be your guardian angel. Protect yourself today with Mi Crow by calling us on 03333 449918 or email info@mi-crow.com