We have no idea when the lockdown will end, of course. Or how any kind of phased return will work.
But we do know it WILL happen. So it makes sense to be as prepared for it as you can be (those businesses that were fully prepared for working from home had a much less stressful experience when the lockdown started).
There are three areas to consider:
People: If it’s a phased end to lockdown, you might have some people at work and some still working from home. You need a plan for every scenario
Hardware and software: What’s been difficult during lockdown? What’s caused frustration? What needs to be upgraded or changed?
Data: Now’s the time to check your data security hasn’t been compromised in any way, by all the recent unplanned changes to your setup.
If you need help pulling your “end of lockdown” plan together, or making it happen quickly and efficiently, we can help.
Start by getting our brand new guide on preparing to return to your workplace.
You might not be there right now. But you have a fire escape plan in your workplace.
Of course you do, it’s a legal requirement.
You’ll have one or two people who act as marshalls. When that fire alarm sounds, it’s their job to make sure everyone’s out of the building in a calm and orderly fashion.
This is sort of how your emergency IT plan should work too.
Hopefully, if you have a security breach it won’t be so bad that everyone needs to evacuate. But someone should be responsible for making sure that an appropriate recovery plan is put into action in an efficient and timely manner.
Crucially, everyone in your business needs to know who to report a potential data breach to (would that be you, or someone else?).
The first step should be to not press any more buttons. And contact us to get on the case immediately.
This is as critical as ever, because your team aren’t physically together, so can’t just chat about it.
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