The past couple of weeks have thrown out a lot of hurdles for businesses, and the
rest of the public, to try and jump over. With the spread of COVID-19 across the
world and most recent government advice, the population is being told to “stay at
home” which has led many businesses to embrace a remote working strategy.
We’re now into our second working from home week at Sign In App, and so far we’ve
found our strategy to be a success. So whilst we’re all trying to adjust to a bit of
a strange time, we thought we’d share with you how we’ve made remote working work
for us in case any of our methods may make it easier for you.
Mobile sign in
It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t include one of our own features to help us embrace
remote working. Our team developed mobile sign in with remote working in mind - it’s
the perfect feature to use at this time! We’ve set up our remote site on the online
portal so that the Sign In App team can sign in from their phone using the companion
app, which is available on iPhone and Android. The app logs their location and the
time they sign in or out, which is great for still embracing our flexible working
strategy, allowing our team to choose when they work their hours.
Find out how to set up remote sites for mobile sign in
G Suite Business
We are a
G Suite Business customer, so we’ve had no issues accessing our e-mail and
documents while working away from the office. We can easily follow existing
procedures and haven’t had to complicate any of our day to day processes which has
allowed us to be able to maintain a consistent customer experience to our
With G Suite Business you also get all the benefits of their enterprise features
meaning we can enforce our enterprise security policies to all of our users.
Slack is a fantastic
tool for collaboration. We use Slack to ask each other questions, have general
chats with each other and some of the team have also been utilising the call
feature to have a catch up over a cuppa throughout the day.
As well as being able to privately message colleagues, Slack also allows you to set
up different channels for all sorts of group conversations. We have different
channels set up for specific work conversations and also general channels where we
have all the random chats we’d usually have in the barn. There’s been some
eggcellent puns in there whilst talking about some of the items that have been
selling out in the shops recently!
Zoom Video Communications
Zoom is great for online meetings.
Last week, we had quite a few meetings booked in where we would have originally
been travelling to other offices but with the government advice, we rearranged them
as Zoom meetings and they were no less productive! We’ve also been using Zoom to
have regular team meetings so that we don’t stay out of touch with each other and
can discuss our current tasks and goals. It’s a barn tradition to have breakfast
together every Friday, so we’re sticking to this and having a virtual breakfast
and a catch up through Zoom - it’s not quite the same as all sitting around the
picnic bench, but it’ll do for now!
We’d love to know how your business is embracing remote working and making it work
for you. Are you using the same tools as us or is there something else you’re using?
Let’s get the conversations going over on our socials! Send us a Tweet to @signinapp
with how you’re making it work. We’re also active on