Do you know someone who had to evacuate because of the hurricanes Harvey or Irma these days? Or someone without power after the earthquake in Mexico yesterday?
It is important that we think about their lives and their belongings first. I hope that everyone is doing well and that Irma hits Florida not as hard as supposed.
But after that start thinking about their businesses. Natural disasters have an huge impact on the economy. Not only because of the destruction of buildings and infrastructure, especially because of the missing employees through evacuations.
If your are relocated for the arriving hurricane and your company allows remote work, you will be able to work anyhow.
Is your business located in the disaster zone? Can the work of your company done from anywhere over the internet? Then you are well prepared if you have already implemented remote work possibilities at your company.
These disasters can also be snowstorms, earthquakes, floodings, bush fires, power outages, construction work on imporant infrastructure or even a flu outbreak like actually in parts of Australia.
So use remote work to be prepared for whatever comes. See all the other benefits in my post ‘The Ultimate List of Remote Work Pros and Cons‘.
Please tell us the story of your company in the comment section! Which disaster was handled by your company in a good way – and which in a bad way?