Does your system allow for proper remote working and innovation with your team?
While remote working had been slowly gaining in popularity before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was during this time that telecommuting really took off. During the worst of the pandemic, telecommuting, also known as teleworking or just ‘working from home’, became a necessity as many countries introduced lockdown measures.
Now, three years after the outbreak, many businesses and individuals have seen the benefits of remote working for at least a few days of the week. Remote workers spend less time commuting to workplaces and more time with their families. The results are showing that most people are generally happier and more productive.
Considering that telecommuting may only have been implemented as a response to an emergency and now that it’s become the norm, you may need to take a look at your software.
Does your system allow for proper remote working and does it facilitate collaboration and innovation within your team?
What tools does your business need for remote working?
First and foremost, your team members need to be able to communicate with each other in much the same way as they would in the office. Email, instant messaging, scheduling and audio/visual conferencing software are all vital tools for remote workers.
- Project management
Giving team members the ability to collaborate on projects remotely helps them feel connected and engaged, as well as allowing them to track progress and stay on top of tasks. Project management software should include a timeline and a visual representation of tasks, as well as the ability for team members to add comments and notes.
- Data storage
Storing documents in the cloud means that they can be accessed from anywhere by anyone with the right security measures. This is much safer and more efficient than having remote workers store files on their local machines, which can be stolen or damaged.
Let the experts assist with your remote working needs
Netgen has more than 20 years of experience creating custom software solutions for a wide variety of companies. If you’re looking for custom software to allow your teams to collaborate and innovate remotely, contact us today.