Winter is coming, and with it comes predictably, unpredictable weather events that can threaten the safety of your employees and clients and temporarily close your business. Does your company have an inclement weather/emergency closure policy? If not, this article has helpful tips to help you construct an inclement weather policy that preserves morale and is legally sound.
Having a plan in place before an emergency strikes takes the stress and guesswork out of the situation allowing your team to focus on safety and resuming operations. And while an office closure can mean a disruption in routine, it doesn’t have to completely halt your business operations. Have you considered a cloud solution that gives your team greater flexibility and allows for business continuity, even when inclement weather strikes?
Using a cloud-based solution for business operations can decrease downtime, increase productivity, and help maintain your customers’ trust regardless of the weather pattern. Imagine you’re able to access:
- Project plans
- Company files
- Company phone, voicemail and email
- Team-wide chats
- Video meetings
- The Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
without risking client or employee safety.
If you think a cloud solution might be a good next step to preserve business continuity during seasons of inclement weather (it’s also a business benefit all year long), give Machado Consulting a call at (508) 453-4700