The requirements of remote work, increasingly popular due to pandemonium, dictate the choice of appropriate tools. New technologies can streamline the activities performed in the home office – they allow to increase efficiency. What is worth paying attention to?
The introduction of lockdown in the spring of 2020 surprised some companies that had no experience in delegating remote work to employees or – because of its nature – could not do it. Some of them quickly caught up. It was the companies that were able to adapt to the new realities that lost the least. Why were they previously unwilling to allow employees to perform their tasks from home?
The most important reason was the fear of lowering their efficiency. Meanwhile, a regularly published study by Salesforce Research shows that employee productivity while working from home office decreased by only 1%. With such a solution, you can save on office rent and workplace equipment – so it’s very possible that a permanent change in the market awaits us. It’s important to create a technology ecosystem for employees that supports their efficiency.
Equipping employees with modern technological tools is key to organizing remote work. Its effectiveness will be high when such programs respond to the various challenges encountered during remote work. These will include solutions that support teamwork:
Programs that facilitate collaboration between employees:
Tools designed to measure and manage work time:
Virtual drives designed to store data and use it together:
Tools for communication through video, audio or text channels:
The mere application of programs that support remote working in terms of its efficiency is not enough. It is necessary to carry it out in a way that is simple and easy for employees to understand. Thus, two applications should not be introduced at once. The team must be properly trained to be able to use all the possibilities of the new technology. Of course, it also has to be properly matched to the needs that are indicated by the employees in a given company. Only this will guarantee the use of their full potential