With Swine Flu in the up it’s time to dust of your working from home policy and make sure it covers staying away from work if there’s infection about your domain. Make sure that HR are comfortable with it and communicate it to your staff. Make sure that you’ve enabled technology such as call forwarding and videoconferencing to make remote work feasible and effective. Working from home isn’t without it’s challenges so pay attention to building working relationships, establishing trust, and encouraging collaboration.
There is a business continuity platform worth looking at called Wamey and Imjack. It is useful as a contingency tool with regards to any potential pandemic, adverse weather or acts of terrorism. The platform has a number of tools that allows a business/education institution to carry on seamlessly. Take a look at the demo links below.