Not too long ago, a snow day meant not coming into the office, a surprise day off from work; which for many is a joy, and for some, a pain. Now, with today’s technology, there is no need to interrupt your work week simply because you can’t make it into the office. You can probably do most of your work from home. It’s called mobility.
Don’t let a snow day keep you from working. Think of a snow day as a mobility day, a fun chance to work from home instead of getting ready, and making the risky drive to work.
If you don’t already have a way to work from home, here are some tips to be prepared for the next big storm:
Get Access and Approval
Talk with your employer and/or the IT department and see if they can provide remote access. There are several different ways a company can have this up. You will probably need access to the company’s remote login client, which allows you to login remotely and have access to all of your files and sometimes even necessary software. Many people also have their desk phone tied to their cell phone, so when a client calls you at work, it rings your cell phone.
Know the Weather Policy
Check with your company to see what is included in the Inclement Weather Policy. If your company doesn’t have a policy or remote access, it might be a good idea to bring it up to a manager that you need it.