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With the COVID-19 pandemic over a half a year old now, people have been pretty resilient and found their footing after the shock of being sent home from work early in March. Many people have actually returned to work, joining millions of essential workers that worked through the government-mandated shut down periods. There are millions of others, however, who are still working from home, as their businesses try to keep operations running smoothly with a remote workforce.
Like many other businesses, COVID-19 has foiled the big plans you had for 2020, but it has presented a different set of opportunities. Many businesses had deliberately avoided providing remote work opportunities for their employees, mostly out of the fear that their teams would become inefficient, less productive, and present management and security challenges. Now, after a few months with little choice but to suddenly embrace it, the major challenges are actually delivering the resources your nelly remote workforce needs to produce results in line with expectations.
For the past few months, a much larger percentage of people have been working from home. This remote workforce has proven to be much more effective than many would have thought, but some companies haven’t had the success of getting the production out of their remote workers that others have. Today, we present three tips that will help you get the most out of your remote workforce.
Video conferencing is a crucial technology for businesses, especially now. Although, while it has the benefits of accessibility, it certainly is different from your run-of-the-mill in-person meetings… due to this, it has a challenge that an in-person meeting does not. Let’s go over what this challenge is, and how to overcome it.
Most business owners are looking for a way to cut their costs. One way that many firms can see some cost reduction is to increase productivity through solid collaboration. Today, there are many digital tools designed to get more eyes on a project, but they may not completely fit your strategy. Let’s look at some strategies that are used to promote collaboration and some tools that can fuel them.