The global COVID-19 pandemic is a significant challenge to public health, our businesses, and the global economy. Are we ready to manage it? Can we fulfill the duty of care we have to our employees and maintain productivity? Are we prepared to be able to work remotely for an extended period of time?

For some companies, employees already operate on a remote or part remote basis. Many however, do not. For them remote working will be an entirely new experience.

Hence, leaders and managers need to be well-informed, prepared, and resilient to deal with what could be an unprecedented series of events in our history.

We’re providing this point-by-point guide as a resource for your business and its employees. For clarity, we’ve separated the discussion between managers and individual contributors.