With the ongoing coronavirus situation in the world, many entrepreneurs are finding themselves adapting to a new way of working. Going from working full-time in an office to working from home all or even some of the time can be a big change. For some, it may be par for the course but for many others, they may feel that they’ve been thrust into a new situation without any time to prepare. For those used to an office environment, this may be a big change. We spoke to international entrepreneur Justin Cobb for some tips on how to make the transition a seamless one.
Video conferencing will be of paramount importance in times when it’s not possible to attend the office. Since the current situation has found the world on lockdown, Justin Cobb has been running meetings on a popular video conferencing website. He’s even been keeping his remote workers up-to-date over Instagram live. This is not just important to keep things moving as usual. It’s a way to keep that human contact that we all need during these times.
Being at home, it may feel like your opportunities to grow and expand have become limited. However, this is a unique opportunity to take advantage of other resources to expand your knowledge. Many companies are currently offering reduced prices or even free training courses. For example, the online learning platform Udacity is offering free tech training for the next month. If you have the time and motivation, you could use this time to really boost your skills.
As well as training and communication, many companies are continuing to host their usual events and conferences, but online instead. You may have thought you would be missing out on opportunities to network this year, but keep an eye out. There’s every chance that the conference you were looking forward to has moved online.
This is a tough time for everyone, but as they say, tough times don’t last, but tough people do. If we all keep our motivation and work smart during these times, we’ll come out stronger at the end, once the coronavirus has passed.