Over the last six months, our fearless Softheon team has mastered the art of working from home, acclimating to the new normal. Now, being fully remote, the team faces a new challenge: severe weather. Hurricane season is in full swing, with winter storm season trailing not far behind.
Thanks to advanced technology and storm prediction, we often know when bad weather is approaching days in advance, giving everyone time to prepare. While we can’t control the outcome of a bad storm, we can do our best to get ahead of the situation.
Here are some tips on how to prepare yourself and your home office:
Fully charge all your devices
Make sure all your devices, including personal cell phones, work phones, laptops, tablets, etc. are fully charged in advance. In the event that you lose internet, your cell phone or tablet can be used as a mobile hot spot! Here are instructions on how to do this for Android and Apple devices.
Gather all information you may need
Think about what you may need if you lose power/internet. Download or print out documents that you need access to and save the phone numbers of any coworkers you may need to contact via text message.
Stock up on supplies
Stay in touch
If you are unable to be online, keep in communication with your manager and team via text to let everyone know your status. If you have any important calls to join, Microsoft Teams lets you dial in via cell phone as well.
Relax and stay safe
Work is important, but the safety of you and your loved ones comes first! We are already battling a pandemic, after all. Stay positive and do what you can during a bad storm.