Flexible and remote work options are increasing at a faster rate than ever. Remote work has increased by 40% over the past five years, enabling companies to compete in an ever-evolving hiring landscape. Allowing your workers to work remotely keeps your business agile, as your workers are able to undertake fluid communication and adapt quickly.
When your business is ready to take the plunge, it’s important to have the right tools in place to support your remote workers. To begin, you’ll want to consider a cloud-based storage solution. Keeping your work files accessible is key to ensure that managers and coworkers can work seamlessly. By moving documents to the cloud, your team has the ability to access information and files they need at any time. Try options like OneDrive or Box for file management and sharing.
Next, you’ll want to ensure that productivity is encouraged, not hampered. Find a project management system that will keep your virtual team working and connected with features such as collaborative editing, integration with other systems and tools, and time tracking. Time management will help your team ensure they’re not spending too much time on unnecessary projects, and helps managers allocate more or less time to important projects.
Finally, implement or upgrade your video and voice communication system. Dropped calls and packet loss mean that your team is spending more time trying to overcome interruptions, jittery video, or slow loading time. Agora’s communication system and Video Chat SDK means that your team can have reliable two-way real-time global communications. If you have the right products in place, you can enhance your productivity and improve your employee’s job satisfaction.