The novel coronavirus (and the fear it inspires) is wreaking havoc on our established ways of living and working. Employees of organizations with large offices or networks of offices are facing especially exceptional disruptions, as they find themselves suddenly at home, trying to work.
As we speak, teams of all sizes, in every corner of the world are getting a crash course in remote work. And many aren't passing the test. Technology and data security choices are confusing. Communication feels inefficient. Collaboration is slowing down. Tensions are rising.
At first glance, it seems like a technology challenge. But that's not quite true. The technology can have issues, yes, but it's not the cause of the big, hairy problems that threaten to slow down productivity and innovation as we transition en masse to virtual work.
As teams around the world move their work to virtual platforms in the coming weeks, they will need to focus on the human element at least as much as they think about the tools and technologies they are using to do their work. And the human stuff is not easy.
For the past five years our team at Nomadic Learning has built digital programs that have helped tens of thousands of employees at organizations around the world—from Fortune 500 to new start-ups—make the transition to remote work. The Remote Work Bootcamp is based on what we learned.
It is designed to help you and your teams get to the heart of these changes together as you navigate THIS public health crisis. But it will also help you develop new practices and habits that will improve the way you work remotely, long after the crisis has passed.
What will I get out of it?
Make the transition to remote work less stressful and more effective for you, your teams, and your organization
Generate trust, build shared norms, and solve real problems while working virtually
Learn by doing as you navigate the challenges of remote work along with your team
See how your peers around the world are handling the same transition