In this age of digital communication, working from home and working remotely, both locally and internationally, is becoming more common. In a world of outbreaks and natural disasters, how do you keep your team connected?
Sometimes, we just can’t make it into the office, either because of distance, illness, or weather conditions. So how do you maintain communication?
About 3.9 million U.S. employees, or 2.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time. The key to keeping these people connected to colleagues and clients, more often than not, is having the right technology. For example, a well organized conference room system based in the office can help coworkers in the office stay connected to someone working from home by having them there in the room via video conferencing.
A comprehensive collaborative system can also help foster communication. Systems like Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams combine email, phone, instant messaging and video calls. The system not only keeps everyone on the same page, but makes staying in touch fast and easy.
With the buzz around coronavirus closing international offices and limiting travel abilities, global video conferencing capabilities are becoming more important than ever. Staying connected through more than just email is crucial for maintaining business relationships.
Video conferencing is one example of a tool that does just that. It provides the ability to create effective solutions together to enhance productivity as a team. Video conferencing also helps to make meetings more productive and achieve meaningful results in record time.
Another element of long distance collaboration is screen sharing. It allows participants to view and make edits in real time, keeping everyone on the same page. This can help speed up project management, sales pitches, document creation and more. The ability to interact with real-time information helps keep communication open and transparent.
Collaborative technology paired with remote work will allow your team to stay connected when in-person communication just isn’t possible. Combining the right collaborative tools with the right processes and support keeps everyone on the same page and keeps your business running smoothly.