HOW TO ENABLE YOUR TEAM TO WORK REMOTELY
UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE CALLS FOR NEW WAYS OF THINKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
We can no longer work the way we used to, and for those who think life will go back to ‘normal’ one day, have the biggest challenge ahead.
The time of COVID-19 has forced many businesses to make extraordinary changes in the way they work. One of them is remote working.
While some businesses are already geared for this, those that are not are facing major productivity, profitability and accountability challenges.
A good question that managers and leaders should be asking is “How can we equip our staff – who are not experienced in working remotely – to work effectively, and how can we ensure this?”
ENTER THE REMOTE ACTIVATION QUEST
Designed by our technology partners, Cognician – a South African born, global digital education company, the Remote Activation Quest is a simple online platform to ease the transition to remote ways of working.
The platform is user-friendly and consists of 7 daily challenges. These take less than 10 minutes to complete.
The key to the platform’s effectiveness lies in its ability to jumpstart new ways of working and productivity. It achieves this in 3 ways:
- by creating a sense of belonging
- drawing together neuroscience and technology
- and it is a way to drive engagement and interactive reflection, continuing inclusion and company connection.
THE 7 DAY ACTIVATION QUEST
Each of the 7 daily challenges covers 7 universal principles and tasks. These tasks enable productivity and wellbeing while working remotely.
- Day 1 – PLAN
Create a structure that enables productivity and wellbeing.
- Day 2 – TALK
Be deliberate about how you communicate, using all the features and functions at your disposal.
- Day 3 – FOCUS
Intentionally remove distractions and build discipline.
- Day 4 – VIRTUALISE
Set up all your virtual tools so that using them becomes second nature.
- Day 5 – CONNECT
Find new ways to connect with others and maintain connection.
- Day 6 – CARE
Show empathy and genuine care for others.
- Day 7: BE WELL
Keep moving, keep active, keep well.
Bringing together the elements of content, data analytics, user engagement, post-challenge reflections, shared community insights, actions and choices the transition from office-based work to remote work becomes more manageable, measurable and fun.