Great innovation and changes come after significant world events. This time it will be no different. The aftermath of the Black Plague fueled the Renaissance and the roaring 20’s came on the heels of the Spanish Flu. The world saw the greatest economic boom in world history after World War II. Great change is coming to the world and the workplace and your organization should be prepared.
What will be the aftermath of Covid-19?
One of the obstacles organizations had to deal with was working from home. Life was turned upside down and coworkers you once saw every day were working from home. A survey of 1,200 employees conducted by GetAbstract found that the majority of those employees wish to continue working from home. It turns out there are some companies that are looking to make that an option moving forward.
It will create many challenges. Let’s look at it from the different perspectives of an employer, CEO, or project manager. The biggest challenges are, how can I be sure my employees are accountable? It is one thing to manage the different teams and projects when you see everyone every day, how can I manage them remotely? Can I be sure that no one is left behind, sitting idly behind his kitchen desk?
This is how we do it in Rare Crew
First of all — we are no greenhorns when it comes to remote work and home office. What we have learned during those years of work from different places, on business trips or on maternal/paternal leaves is that you need a software or tool bridging the gap between remotely working colleagues. Now we use Vault-ERP.
Vault-ERP has a solution for the challenges mentioned above. For example, time tracking. With time tracking, employees can log their working time and assign hours spent on specific projects. They can write a summary of what they did. If there is any confusion, then you have the logs to fall back on.
Not every challenge will be a big one. If you needed to conduct a poll you would normally make your way around the office. With Vault-ERP, that office question will be the first thing an employee sees on the dashboard.
With this tool, even HR tasks are easy to do from home. Keeping track of where employees are in the hiring or onboarding process is covered. You can see detailed information with a database of all current and former candidates, complete with notes and ratings. No need to have paper files that you have to search for if you want a reference. Well, you certainly can’t search for them, when you are at home and your papers are in your office. This process and many others can be integrated into Vault-ERP, saving time and money while also making smarter hires.
Actually, this is nothing new for many companies
These are not new challenges. Large multinational companies have been dealing with similar issues on a much larger scale which meant a large-scale solution. Instead of employees working from home they had teams working in different countries. Fortunately, like the computer in the 1980s, ERP systems are no longer just for the biggest companies with the biggest pockets. SaaS offers such as Vault-ERP have been created with small and medium companies in mind as well. ERP software is an important tool that should be available to any organization. An ERP system isn’t just meant for work from home however. We use it to manage processes across the whole company. Some of Rare Crew’s employees are always on the road and work remotely, not just from home.
Being on the road means you don’t have access to your PC or laptop all the time. That’s why there is a mobile app. It allows users to access the system anywhere with an internet connection and check or even manage data from different sized screens.
The question is — are YOU ready?
Maybe your company has already adapted, maybe it is still ahead of the curve. Being prepared is a must. It is clear now that situations like these will occur more often in the future. Investing in your toolset is a wise move you shouldn’t postpone.