• The ultimate list of home working questions and considerations

Starting point; Key questions and considerations

a. Assess the impact to the business due to loss of staff

  • Would home working help?
  • Who can home work effectively?
    • Office workers
    • IT
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Admin
    • Accounts
    • Etc.

b. What business or personal IT equipment do staff have?

  • What phone equipment do they have (business & personal)?
  • What internet access do they have?

c. What remote access systems are in place?

  • How many users can the remote access VPN support (any licence or capacity limits)?
  • How to prevent Data Leakage?
  • Printing needs?

d. Do they have a suitable home working space?

  • Risk assessment

e. How would staff communicate?

  • Internally
  • Externally

f. If full home working isn't viable would partial home working benefit?

  • Part days
  • Some days

g. What non-IT resources are required?

  • Filing
  • Stationary
  • Meeting rooms
  • etc.

h. How to manage home workers?

The answers to these questions will help you identify what actions you need to take to enable remote working in your business.

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