Remote work was not encouraged a decade ago. This option was only available as a special case to accommodate individuals in specific circumstances. Today, technologies like teleconferencing and telework have helped businesses advance with completely remote teams. In other words, it has become usual for businesses to allow their employees to work from home once or twice a week, or even more. Technology has started to involve in how and where people work. Maintaining a remote team is not only about coordinating projects online and letting employees communicate through the internet. But there is a complex technical stack involved in taking care of all the aspects of day-to-day tasks. This makes up for the lack of in-person presence through varied features. Technology has advanced such that many companies have taken away traditional offices and started running their businesses out of coworking spaces to accommodate their remote workforce.
Few examples to show how technology can inspire the remote workforce during this time are as follows:
1. Digital communication tools used in real-time discussions
It will be difficult to check on work progress and clear doubts when you are working away from the office. It is slightly less imaginable to work without the convenience of face-to-face conversations. But high-impact digital communication tools make this problem simpler by providing a centralized interface where the workforce. A tool such as Google Hangouts for video calls is an essential tool for holding daily updates and check-ins with any employee. Also, organizations can use other communication tools that are specific to their domain.
2. Project management applications to update remote team members
A project management application is used to organize tasks and continuously followup without any delay. These tools are useful in the long run. The development of such tools from scratch will ensure that the platform meets the company’s requirements.
3. Increase in productivity with fewer disruptions
Notifications like E-mails, texts, social media mentions, messaging apps, etc. will alert employees the moment they log in. To cut disruptions, employees can also use apps like Freedom and FocusMe. This will block websites for a while so that they can stay focused and productive on the work tasks. The companies are also using technology solutions to make employee’s day-to-day life easier.
4. Provide better customer service
During the pandemic, many companies found the need to adjust fast. Including organizations that are not-for-profit but provides services to the government, commercial companies, and academic institutions. To work from home, we need to select technology that allows for mobility, reliability, and a positive user experience, but also supports and strengthens the security posture as an organization.
5. Discover e-Learning Opportunities
The digital world is transforming how employees learn new skills and become inspired, and is proving to be more valuable in the future. E-learning courses and educational content that’s delivered over the internet are particularly helpful for remote workers.
By leveraging technology to encourage training, collaboration, productivity, and mobility in the workforce, companies can inspire their employees to excel from any corner of the world.