The COVID19 menace has been both interesting and frightening for both employees and businesses respectively. For employees, they have got time to stay without working. At least they are resting very well while some will be paid without working. It is frightening for businesses because they may not survive.
Today work from home is now being considered and implemented in Nigeria. This is something lots of employers find difficult to comprehend in the Nigerian work culture. There are lots of employers who believed so much in the conventional office space work environment. They regard work from home as unserious work practice.
Pseudo Reasons Against Work From Home
Well, this is partly believed to be reducing their span of control and authority. Some other people believe they cant really monitor performance. While these assertions may be true for manual processes, it is not for automated business processes. So, a rethink is necessary at this point.
Embrace Work From Home
As COVID19 cases increases and preventive measures are put in place to prevent further spread, Businesses have no other choice than to take advantage of the work from the approach. Although employers are forced to embrace work from home I think it should be an eye-opener. At least, one positive vibe from COVID19 is that employers can now think of how to sustain their businesses with staff working from home.
Also, it silently passes a message to all employers of labor to think of how to put their businesses online. For some that are already online, they must begin to think of quality ways to maximize online presence. There is no better time than now. With stay indoors, your business either survives or dies. You must create ways to put it online and make it survive.
In all, the emergence of COVID19 might really be a curse in its entire impact if viewed in this direction. Make the most use of this situation. After this season, some businesses may want to embrace work from home as a work culture. Now, you have the time to try. Try and see how it will work for your organization and how you can maximize it. To your success.