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Top Remote Working Technologies for 2021 and Beyond
According to research, remote workers typically go above and beyond what conventional office workers do in discretionary effort and value to the company.
Fremont CA: The pandemic has been ongoing for more than a year. Vaccines are gradually revealing the light at the end of the tunnel. On the other hand, the pandemic left an indelible impression on the whole planet, and its effects will not fade away anytime soon. Its shift affects businesses as well. The pandemic also pushed remote working to new heights, and it appears to be here to stay. However, all of this would not have been feasible without the adoption of several critical remote working technologies, without which the globe would have been plunged into an even worse economic crisis, threatening millions of jobs.
The exponential growth in remote work has a simple explanation: it works! According to research, remote workers typically go above and beyond what conventional office workers do in discretionary effort and value to the company.
If you're having trouble deciding which tools are most beneficial, here's a list of must-have remote working technology for increased staff productivity:
• Instant Messaging Applications
It is critical to have continual contact to ensure that progress is ready. Instant messaging apps like Slack, explicitly designed for corporate use cases, are beneficial for this purpose. It is to guarantee that communication does not get hampered as a result of remote working. According to a poll, 44 percent of employees feel that real-time communication is vital to keeping the team linked.
• Video Conferencing Solution
Instant chat apps alone are insufficient. Even while working remotely, meetings remain an essential component of regular professional life. For real-time two-way collaboration, use video conferencing systems like Zoom and MS Teams. Employees worldwide may participate in these events from the comfort of their own homes or wherever they are working. It is, nevertheless, critical not to abuse this instrument. Excessive, repetitive meetings can sometimes be counterproductive, resulting in little productivity.
• Time Tracking Application
Time is a valuable commodity that, if not managed properly, may quickly deplete. Managers can assist employees in keeping track of their time and limit distractions in an office area surrounded by the entire team. However, it isn't easy to keep track of things from home, and managers do not constantly remind staff of deadlines. Time management or tracking software, such as Timely, come in helpful in this situation. These applications provide gentle reminders and assist employees in maintaining a good work tempo. Furthermore, technologies such as Google Calendar may be beneficial to establish meeting reminders.
• Project Management Tools
Productivity-enhancing project management software like Asana and Bitrix24 assist in keeping track of job progress and give simultaneous reminders to the entire team for a project involving numerous team members with various duties. These technologies also aid in assessing the quality of each team member's work and give transparency in project evaluation.