Here's a brief guide to business continuity to help you steer your company through today's uncharted territory. You'll find tips and advice on planning for a range of operational contingencies, including people, facilities, vendors, and systems, such as technology. You'll also find guidance on issues especially critical to entrepreneurs, such as cash flow, leadership, self-care, and even inspiration. Read more
Hear from Jason Alten Tech Columnist
I've said before that I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Slack. While it can sometimes be overwhelming, there's no question that it's great for remote teams that want to stay engaged and replicate (at least virtually) the conversations and interactions that naturally happen in a workplace.
Right now, that's more important than ever, with the vast number of Americans working from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If that happens to be you, you're probably using Slack, or you've thought about whether it's a good fit for your team.
Here are a few tips you can use to make it work for you:
1. Mute ChannelsThis could be the most important thing I recommend. There's a good chance your team has more channels than a reasonable person could possibly keep up with. The good news is, you can mute the channels you don't need constant notifications. Instead, simply stop by and check-in when you want. Trust me, you should. Read more.
Last week, many people were astonished to hear that Dr. Kurt Kloss, an emergency room physician in New York, reached out to a Facebook group for some 20,000 of his colleagues seeking advice about how to handle the coronavirus outbreak. “If you were in charge of Federal response to the Pandemic,” his post began, “what would your recommendation be?”
The question wasn’t just hypothetical. Dr. Kloss’s daughter is married to the brother of Jared Kushner, who had been put in charge of the White House response to the pandemic. But many people commented in alarm: Crowdsourcing medical advice on social media, is that a reliable way to get life-or-death health information? Read more..
JOHANNESBURG - As President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national 21-day lockdown as of midnight, 26 March, many are having to get used to working remotely, which is not as easy as it may seem.
To help you ease into working from home, we've rounded up a list of five apps you can use on your computer and/or mobile phone to make sure your workflow is not interrupted.
Have a meeting to attend? No problem. Zoom is the go-to app for conference calls of all kinds. It allows up to 100 people to join in on one meeting and allows users to share their computer's screen, message each other and share photos, web and Google Drive, Dropbox or Box files.
Get Zoom from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store. Read more..
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