15 May 2020

Will You Be Working from Home ‘Forever’?

A lot has been made recently about the Twitter CEO telling his employees that they can work from home ‘forever’ if they see fit. This past Tuesday, the Twitter CEO sent out a much-talked-about email (funny he didn’t use his company’s namesake product for this). The email states, “if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever [emphasis added], we will make that happen.”

Twitter asked its 5,000+ employee workforce to start working from home way back in the beginning of March and has since become a kind of canary-in-the-coalmine for firms thinking of implementing similar policies. More companies (e.g. Amazon, Facebook) now are extending their work from home policies through at least the end of 2020, and this much is now clear: working from home will be the norm—not the exception—for much longer than many of us initially thought. Here in Los Angeles, our stay-at-home order has similarly been extended “indefinitely”, so we know most of us won’t be back in our offices for the foreseeable future.

Back on March 13, Tech Essentials was among the first to offer tips on working from home, seeing that we were about to enter a period of long disengagement from our traditional offices. On March 16, RPost formalized one of the first work from home (WFH) programs to help end users during the pandemic that included a (free) e-signature, email security and encryption, and file sharing toolkit with RSign and RMail—two of RPost’s award-winning products. We succeeded in helping thousands of companies quickly and affordably adapt to the new normal with this pandemic.

Some good news is that we are still offering this pandemic WFH program to help customers, friends, and their friends during this continuing health and economic crisis. With a 2-minute install into Microsoft Outlook or Gmail, or using our web apps, everyone is automatically enabled for RSign and RMail business licenses. Simple and fast — install from any RSign or RMail website or partner program worldwide.

And we at RPost are continuing to innovate during these challenging times: Xerox released the first-ever scan-to-encrypt button for its print-scanners called Xerox Connect for RMail Encryption. Users can enjoy the convenience of the scan-to-email function and now can do so with peace-of-mind about the privacy, proof and security of their transmitted scanned information. More on this next week, so please stay tuned and be safe!