As the UK Government has ordered people to work from home, wherever possible, to tackle the spread of Covid-19, organisations need to implement remote working to maintain business continuity.
For many organisations this will be a baptism of fire. Even if they have the infrastructure enabled, moving to a virtual environment and remote way of working requires a huge cultural shift and some employees have never worked from home before.
Luckily, there are some quick remote working principles that can be utilised by all organisations and employees today.
Trustmarque’s transition to remote working
Trustmarque has become increasingly mobile over the past few years, operating an agile and remote-focused business model. We were therefore fortunate to deliver a somewhat seamless transition to home working, enabling approximately 250 users to work from home in an overnight move that was deployed last week. However, we do not take for granted that adopting a virtual office is not without careful consideration, planning and some trial and error.
James Butler, Chief Technology Officer at Trustmarque, comments: “Trustmarque has been on this journey for a number of years, working closely with Microsoft since the early days of their modern workplace tools such as SharePoint and Lync and then progressing to the Cloud with Office 365 and Azure. Our approach to productivity and BCP is premised on flexibility and end-user empowerment and not tied to specific locations.
“Because we have been an early adopter and proactive, we have been slightly ahead of the curve and ready to react quickly. That means that we are in a great position to use our experience and expertise to help customers in this period of rapid transition.”