Remote Working

Remote working is on the rise, with the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) findings predicting that 50% of the UK’s workforce will work remotely by 2020. There are many advantages to having a remote workforce, whether you are a small or start-up business, or a market leading, time served company. For most the use of a remote workforce can take a company to new heights with a business able to expand beyond a single geographic area thanks to their dispersed team. Reduced office costs, increased retention and higher morale are also just some of the benefits that companies can harness thanks to remote working. Remote working isn’t just beneficial for businesses either. Individual workers can reap the rewards of remote working, with greater flexibility and better work-life balances up for the taking.

Remote work has to be set up and undertaken right however to ensure both company and staff member can thrive. As well as adopting a culture that values and supports remote workers, the use of collaboration tools can help to bridge the gap, whatever the distance between you and your workers. As a leading IT provider, we help businesses of all shapes and sizes access the tools and technology they need to progress their company further. There are many plus points to using collaboration software to manage remote workers. In this blog post, we look at just a few of them…

The Benefits of Using Collaboration Software to Manage Remote and Hybrid Workers

1. Connect remote teams with ease

With a simple click of a button, employees based in different parts of the country or world can come together to better represent your brand. Collaboration software is designed to make such a task simple, all you need is active and engaged users.

2. Improved communication across the board

Communication is of the utmost importance in any workplace, and that’s even truer with a remote workforce in tow. Collaboration in person makes good communication much easier to achieve but with the right software even people working from different places and at different times can share the data they need to share to fulfil their roles to the best of their abilities.

In addition to sharing content in the form of documents, messages, audio and video, workers can improve communication further by organising discussions into channels. Some collaboration tools even support voice and video calls, whilst many more integrate with popular apps, like Google Drive and Dropbox, to make collaboration even simpler and more successful.

3. Manage more than one project effortlessly

Managing a remote workforce no doubt comes with its challenges. With the right collaboration software however managing more than one project isn’t such a daunting task. Every stage of the project management process can be handled efficiently and with maximum productivity in mind. With collaboration tools you can plan, organise, lead and control to bring projects of all sizes and types to fruition. All of your projects can be dealt with from one place, with software providing a platform for remote working team members to view project details, chart progress and share ideas.