Employees working from home are facing a variety of challenges in poor communication, network issues, remote cooperation, cybersecurity, software access, etc, that are directly impacting productivity. Business leaders are worried about employee’s performance downfall. Companies are working with various plans to support remote employees and address their challenges. With so many firms now pushing for viable solutions that will help the shift from working onsite to working remotely, what they have to keep in mind is not just solving the problems of remote workings, but rather, how to do so with conveniently.
Following tools can boots employees efficiency and productivity while working remotely.
Virtual Meeting Tools
One of the first steps to bridging the gap is making meetings more straightforward, especially since remote working typically leads to more daily meetings. Beyond just getting the virtual meeting platform in place, though, newer concepts like ‘Bring Your Own Meeting’ (BYOM) are rising in as they are essential for the employee to perform remote meetings seamlessly. These conferencing tools allow users to make a conference call from their device using their preferred conferencing application, like -Microsoft Teams, Webex, Zoom etc and connect to the equipment available in the meeting space, just by plugging in – no dial-in or PINs needed.
Wireless Connectivity and Voice Assistant Devices (VADs):
Due to lock down, working remotely, it is easier to keep your productivity if you have constant wireless connection and use a voice assistant device. MediaTek is a leading semiconductor tech form, offering various solutions in the area of the wireless home, connectivity, and networking. Products such as Home Networking (VADs and Smart TVs) and Broadband – Wi-Fi play an active role in ensuring uninterrupted network connectivity during remote work.
Voice Assistant Devices form the point of communication between users and all the interconnected devices. For example, Amazon Echo Dot, powered by MediaTek, connects to Alexa – a cloud-based voice service and can be used to streamline work tasks as it allows you to stay on course, making appointments fill your plan, set reminders and make phone calls. Google Nest is also a viable alternative.
Cloud storage platforms allow users to store data on the cloud and can share files, documents, spreadsheets, and slide presentations, PDFs. Moreover, employees across worldwide can access and edit, download the data stored in such drives as the system can be synced across devices, assuring effective collaboration and cooperation. There are many famous and secure drives you can access, like Google Drive, OneDrive, and MS Teams.
Project Management Software
These tools allow employees to plan visually, control, and schedule your projects and can help you in developing an exact illustration of your tasks and projects. Software like Instagantt, Wrike and GoodDay help streamline your daily workflow and allow efficient collaboration with your teams, making these ideal fits while working remotely.
Time Trackers Solutions
While remote work, it is hard to keep track of your tasks and timing. To tackle this challenge, the employer needs to adopt a time-tracking application like Time Doctor, Hubstaff, Harvest, etc. It allows employers and employees to monitor team as well as personal output, encouraging employees to be more productive and accountable during their work hours. Features like alerts for important messages help avoid distractions, thus boosting productivity during remote work.
With no known cure for the COVID-19 and the Governments, doctors, and scientists taking all efforts possible to contain its spread, it remains to be seen how long the remote working situation will last. As we wait for things to go back to normal, these above-highlighted tools will help employees tackle difficulties related to remote working and make you more productive.