The novel coronavirus outbreak has put the world on lockdown, closed schools, restaurants and postponed major sporting seasons around the world. This event has been a wake-up call to many organizations forcing enterprises to rethink the way they do business and dust-off policies for security, business continuity, and remote workers.
Here are some of Grenapps latest insights of managing a team of remote developers during this outbreak.
As a digital transformation company, technology has transformed every part of our work. The 9-to-5 workday has been rapidly disappearing as more employees do some of their job outside the office. We have learned how to manage remote teams and faced all the possible challenges. Whether you’re a small team or a large one, if you want to dip your toes into remote work, here is how:
1- Secure Tools and Tech platforms:
Our team has been using various collaboration tools to organize our projects as a development team for a long time. Some of the tools that we use are Trello and Hangouts which enable us to organize our projects by staying focused on our daily tasks. In one glace, Trello tells us as mangers what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. Hangouts helps us to stay connected all the time and have video calls to discuss and share our screens and ideas.
2- Schedule Communications
Our remote team is working from different location and some even from a different time zone. Strictly keeping to scheduled meetings helps a lot to organize our overall team workflow and planning. Having timely meetings allows us to communicate fast, transmit our ideas fast, and, most importantly, solve the existing problems fast.
3- Ensure Data Protection
As a Software company we also need to prepare ourselves and employees for the increased cybersecurity risks associated with remote working. Some of our employees have no choice but to work on their personal laptop and computers. In this case, we make sure to advise them to set strong passwords and log out all the platforms when not in use.
Importantly, we remind our team to adopt smart and secure cloud storage solutions and ensure secure connections with VPN.
Talk to our experts and let us help your business during the Coronavirus outbreak and switch it from the old school to the digital new school.
About the Author
Imane Ouardane is a Business Development Manager at Grenapps Solutions.