Remote working has now forged a firm role in the more flexible future ahead of us. And working in the office or remotely is no longer seen as a binary option.
But, with business culture having evolved over the last hundred years or so around the office, how do we adapt it to a dispersed workforce to maintain all-important morale and productivity?
Integrating ‘office’ policies
Procedures for managing and motivating people in the office or remotely need equal consideration and complement each other. Gareth Evans, CEO, BizSpace explains that a good place to start is looking at your practices set out for the office environment and creating the equivalent for remote working. For example, a typical onboarding programme introduces new employees to colleagues and clients as well as the firm’s operations. Homeworking needs its equivalent. Consider virtual introductions to the team via a group video call and one-to-one video briefings
Patrons of Greene King pubs will use a one-in, one-out green light system when they go the toilet to guard against the spread of Covid-19, but the company insists it will retain the “very essence of the great British pub”.
The 1,700-strong pub chain says it has spent £15m on preparing venues to reopen, which could happen as soon as 4 July in England.
The rival chain JD Wetherspoon has already laid out its blueprint for how pubs will look in a world shaped by the pandemic, with protective screens between tables and staff wearing goggles and masks.
Greene King will deploy some of the same plans but unveiled some new measures it hopes will make pubs safe enough to avoid coronavirus transmission, without ruining the atmosphere.
It said toilets would be cleaned every 15 minutes and customers would be allowed in only one at a time. Upon entering and
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Mary Ann Azevedo, a reporter for Crunchbase News in Austin, Texas, is leaving for a job at Housing Wire.
She will start on June 22 and be Housing Wire’s fintech editor.
Azevedo was hired as a senior reporter for Crunchbase in October 2018 after working for the publication as a freelancer for 18 months.
“I am honored to have covered such a wide variety of topics and interviewed so many smart and fascinating people. I will always treasure my time here,” she wrote on Twitter.
Azevedo has worked for the Houston Business Journal covering technology and health care, as well as a stint as its assistant managing editor. She also worked for the Silicon Valley Business Journal covering real estate.
She has also been a regular contributor to the San Francisco Business Times, Crain’s, The Network, Venture Capital Journal and SpareFoot.