Has Your Workplace Gone Remote?
Organizations worldwide are rapidly adapting to remote work models. It has become an essential requirement for business continuity and success in a world that is increasingly going virtual. Is your business ready to take the leap into remote work with a digital workplace?Get Started
What is Remote Work?
Remote work is a work methodology that does not require employees to be physically present at an office space in order for them to accomplish their work. Employees instead use digital tools to connect to work, collaborate with colleagues and accomplish tasks remotely.
Enhancing communication in remote work
A work platform that puts communication and collaboration in focus is essential for remote teams to perform effectively. However, it is important to not mistake the need for better communication as another tool you should just buy and expect your employees to use. Communication in remote work requires finesse and efficiency.
Communicating better in remote work
- Create social environments like the watercooler
- Embrace regular check-ins and meetings
- Encourage empathy
- Regularize team-building activities
Developing a remote work culture
The success of remote work might depend on the efficiency of the tools you use, but it is influenced to a large extent by the culture within organizations and teams. Developing a remote work culture is crucial if you want to harness the benefits of remote work and the tools you invest in.
A remote work culture
- Has an agile work culture at its heart
- Moves from management to responsibility
- Stresses on maintaining social connections
- Places a lot of importance on happiness
Remote work tools
There are many tools floating around that help build remote teams, work structures and accomplish work remotely. However, most of them offer just parts of individual remote work abilities like chat, video conferencing, collaboration, work process, etc.
Challenges with common remote work tools
Switching and porting data between multiple apps leads to enormous losses of time. A typical remote worker might use a video conferencing app to meet with someone to discuss work and then have to log out and use a completely different application to chat, another one to write emails and an entirely different one to do the actual work.
Remote work tool challenges
- Multiple tabs
- Constant Switching
- Lost time
- Productivity losses
- Searching for information