We have been lucky enough to continue providing our services during lockdown and we want to share how the gHawk team has been working remotely.
We always knew at gHawk Accounting, that we have this great opportunity to work remotely. We use wide range of cloud based accounting and other business software, video Zoom meetings for our team get-togethers, trainings and catch up sessions with our Clients. We have bespoke CRM system which is the core of our business, we have hundreds of written procedures and we comply with all accounting standards. And finally, we are paperless business, so except a computer (and a cup of good coffee) we do not need anything else to do our job. We all knew that, but only recently we had a chance to check that in reality. After almost 3 months of lockdown I can certainly say – we “passed the test”
Behind this success there is one more, the most important element. A human element! An experienced and reliable team! At gHawk Accounting we are very lucky we have small, but dedicated team that works well together. We recently held our team bonding session via zoom which helped to increase team motivation and communication. A team that works well together is more efficiency and increases chances of success for the business. People are the most important asset in a business. A cohesive team that is well motivated gives your business an added measure of resilience and put you ahead of the competition.
Does your business have the right people on board? Do you use or you consider using remote employees/partners/freelancers? The selection of these members of the team does not vary from traditional enrolment of employees. All criteria are the same, but there is even more to consider when you choose your remote partners. You should pay special attention to their efficiency, experience and their flexibility to support your business. And last but, definitely not least make sure you consider security of your business.
Once you have hired the candidates, it is extremely important to fully engaged them in the business and in their role. That can be done only by your effective management. Provide role, but also cultural training, determine and share your company core values. Set the standards regarding clarity of communication, use the right technology and build the strong relationship.
This is the way to make an impact, by bringing on the best talents, creating meaningful place to work and together with your new team, achieving new milestones. This is the way to be in 2020.
This article was written by Ela Grzybowska, Accounts Assistant and QuickBooks Expert.