4 tips on Effective Remote Working
Business Hasn’t Shut Down—It’s Just Moved Online
We are living through an event unlike anything we have experienced before. The coronavirus has temporarily upended “normal” life as we know it and thrown a wrench in a lot of business plans—conferences and travel are being cancelled, people are working from home, and toilet paper is now worth more than gold. Much has changed in a short period of time. But here’s the reality—business isn’t shutting down. It’s just moving online.
At Jacob Tyler, we’re primed and ready to help you fill in the gaps created by COVID-19 with an online strategy that will help your business continue to drive leads and revenue during the virus response.
Eventually, this too will pass. In the meantime, we are dedicated to helping our clients seize opportunity in less than opportune circumstances. Give us a call anytime, we’re ready to help (unless you need toilet paper. Can’t help there.)
Working remotely? Here’s how to do it.
At Jacob Tyler, we’ve perfected remote working, as we have been doing it for a few years now. Every business is different, but here are a few things that have worked for us.
4 Tips on Remote Working
It looks like most businesses will be working remote for the next few weeks. At Jacob Tyler, we’ve perfected remote working, as we have been doing it, in part, for a few years now. Since we implemented a hybrid workforce—gathering the best talent from across the country to complement our in-house team—we’ve learned a few things about how to successfully conduct business online. Every business is different, but here are a few things that have worked for us:
Implement Communication Technology
As a creative agency, constant communication is essential to our business. By using instant messaging apps like Slack and videoconferencing platforms like Whereby, we are able to communicate and collaborate even faster than we can in person! In fact, we commonly slack each other when we’re sitting more than 10 feet away in the office. It’s not lazy—it’s efficient.
Kick Things Off with a Huddle
Every morning, we jump on a 15-minute video huddle to give each other a quick rundown of the hot-button issues of the day. We call this meeting our “Daily Dose of Kickass.” You can call yours whatever you like, but it’s a great way to stay connected with your team when in different locations.
Meet with Clients
More often than not, we hold our client meetings via videoconferencing. We have clients spread across the globe, and it’s not always feasible or cost-effective to meet in person. With videoconferencing platforms like Whereby, Zoom and Google Hangouts, you can share documents, execute presentations, and talk to people the same way you would in person.
Keep the Water Cooler Talk Going
Part of the joy of being in the office together is talking about things that don’t involve work. A little personal interaction is good for morale. At JT, we have an internal Slack channel where we share everything from funny memes to pictures of our dogs and kids. It keeps us connected with each other and allows for a little fun in the middle of a busy day.
Want to talk specifics? Give us a call anytime. Need help executing an online strategy for your business? We’re working—remotely.