Working From Home Guidance

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Working From Home Guidance

I had some down-time over the Easter break which gave me some time to take stock and think about things. (My staff will all testify to how dangerous this is – it’s why they like to keep me busy!).

Anyway, I was listening to a few radio stations – my favourite rock station out of Austin in the USA and Stray FM much closer to home. I was struck by commentary and call-ins about people giving back and doing what they can for their communities during this incredibly difficult time. It was interesting to note that the desire to help was incredibly strong on both sides of the Atlantic, and I have no doubt it’s the same everywhere.

So I tried to figure out if there was anything that I or my team of IT-Geeks (Sorry guys – experts!) could do to help, and this is what I came up with.

We’ve spent the past few weeks absolutely buried with client requests to assist with home working. The volume of clients moving from an office-based operation to home-based operation was huge, and I’m blown away by the diligence and hard work that all our technicians have put in to assist them. We’re still fielding requests, but the initial wave of demand has calmed down.

It follows that anyone working from home or self-isolating is absolutely dependent on technology to keep working and simply to stay in touch with colleagues, friends and family. It also occurred to me that there are people compelled to stay at home, namely the 1.5 million people who are ‘Extremely vulnerable’ and have been advised to stay at home for 12 weeks.

And there was the answer I was looking for. I’ve therefore asked our marketing team to start promoting free remote IT/computer support to anyone classified as ‘Extremely Vulnerable’ and living within our office postcode districts. They absolutely need to stay in touch with the outside world, and we’ll do our best to help them keep it that way.

If you’re reading this please share it with anyone you think this working from home guidance may help.

Do stay safe and well.

 

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Fresh Mango Technologies Jim Robot