Maintaining a tactical and effective business continuity/crisis preparedness plan presents a certain level of difficulty and dedication when communicating with in-house employees. But what about when an employee works remotely? Communicating important timely information becomes exponentially more difficult for a dispersed workforce. Effective emergency communications with remote employees can be a vital resource in maintaining business continuity and productivity when a disaster or crisis strikes.
Challenges in managing the emergency communications plan for a remote workforce include:
- Developing a crisis communication plan that takes other countries’ network infrastructures into account
- Communicating in an increasingly mobile world
- How do you communicate with employees who are?
- Working in the field
- At home
- Utilize location?based services
- BB PIN and SMS have proved to be the most reliable when contacting foreign employees during a crisis
- Test and review how your communication network measures up when sending communications to other countries
- Utilize multiple modalities
- Identify a solution that fits your needs
- Use Native Mobile Applications
- 24/7 Customer Support
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