A note from the Chairman, Tom Stables
In these uncertain times, and as concerns escalate regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we all need to make sure we are able to adapt and make the necessary changes – to not only keep us safe and well but to also help us to remain productive at work.
With the Government advising people to work at home where possible and to limit social interaction, remote working is becoming a reality for more and more of us. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to make sure that we not only keep staying productive at the forefront of our minds but to also ensure we support and look after each other on a more human level too.
Inevitably, our planned events, including informal meet ups over the coming weeks are cancelled and we will review these according to ongoing government guidelines – we will update members and registered attendees accordingly.
With 55% of UK workers having little or no experience of working from home, developing a support network to help us make the transition is key. Home-working can be lonely, difficult to remain focussed and can lead to feelings of isolation. But you are not alone!
So, what is out there to help?
If you have an upcoming webinar, blog or content that others may find useful please let us know.
Use apps and services to help your home-working. Here are a few we like to use that help productivity, support collaboration or guide our focus
We will keep adding to this list, so please let us know what keeps you and your team productive.
It’s good to have a toolkit of go-to sources for updates and news. The ones we’re paying particular close attention to are:
Again, we expect this list to grow and rely on you, the digital bodies in Lancashire, to let us know if you find other such valuable resources, so please keep in touch. Whether you are looking for advice, just want to make new connections or want to let us know about issues you are facing, we’re here – working remotely but working hard as always for you. Please call the Digital Lancashire team today on 01772 846 221 or email email@example.com. You can also join our Slack channel and we’re on Twitter too
There are inevitably tough times ahead, not just for our sector but for our clients, customers, suppliers, partners, friends and families. In amongst the uncertainty, let’s support each other where we can.