Blog Pick of the Week: Working Remotely
I love the days when I work at home. It is peaceful and I get a lot more done – both personally and professionally. Of course that is when all the technology is working correctly. We recently had a blizzard and lost power for 3 days. Then it was cold and we did not have any computers or television. Needless to say, I was not productive at all!
In our professions, we often work on contingency plans to manage around natural disasters or something happened to the headquarters area, such as a fire. Then what? Well, many companies are putting that to the test. This blog by Michael Lamoureux was quite interesting and got me thinking – Could I run the business from another country – not just from my home. In a place that is truly very removed from “the norm”.
Well a good way to find out is to have scheduled trial runs. And not just for one or two events or a long weekend. The ability to run remotely for a month definitely helps to demonstrate where there are glitches and areas that need to be enhanced. Doing this when there is NOT a disaster in a structured, planned approach is very informative and constructive.
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” – John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)
Have you run any tests like this? Is your supply chain agile enough to react quickly if needed? Any leaks that you have discovered in that roof and is there time to repair it?