As Nigerians gradually return to work, and organizations face the uncertainties of work restrictions and curfews in major cities across the country, Debola Williams, CEO RED | For Africa stated in an announcement made on the 4th of May, 2020, that companies have a lot to gain from working from home in this season.
The need to reduce physical contact in these times, has brought about a near halt in economic activities across the country, and also seen the staff of major corporations working remotely to curb the spread of the virus. Nonetheless, as organisations continue to ponder on the future of their businesses, and long to return to work fully, Debola Williams shared an insightful perspective on working from home and some tested benefits of the exercise.
According to him “Every business is looking for the best way to optimize operations, save cost and keep employees safe in the wake of the crisis, and working from home helps in achieving these. The work from home phenomenon is especially relevant to diversifying the global work landscape, and for us at RED, we had been practicing this policy long before the pandemic, as a way to ease the stress of work and maintain some work-life integration for our staff.”
Over the years, we have seen tremendous results from a boost in creativity to increased joy and overall wellbeing in the organization. There is no doubt that working from home in such an uncertain time as this can be anything but exciting or flexible, but businesses that can actually afford to do so will realize that it is a blessing in disguise. If you can successfully utilize the technology at your disposal, to make the most of the crisis, your business will be better for it,” he continued.
RED for Africa, one of Nigeria’s 100 most preferred companies to work in, is a Nigerian media company on a mission to reach and inspire the largest number of Africa’s youth at any given time.