Tips on Working Remotely and Keeping the Company Connected
During this pandemic, many organizations have no choice but to work remotely for the time being. While working remotely may not seem as productive as working together in person, it does not have to be that way. There are many ways to utilize the remote strategy in order to be very productive and keep your organization connected. Here are our tips on working at home and keeping your organization as connected as possible.
Have a Routine
The first of our working at home tips is to stick with a specific routine. We recommend having daily company meetings through a video communication software, even if just a brief update with each other. While communicating is easy through email and messaging, having a meeting through video gives a face-to-face interaction that will help your organization stay connected in a more personal way. Along with a daily meeting, we recommend keeping to a similar schedule to how you operate in normal circumstances. This will give you a sense of normalcy, and help you push through the unusual circumstances.
Utilize Shared Documents
Another suggestion is to utilize shared documents that can allow multiple workers to look at and edit at once. It can be complicated to keep track of what projects each individual is working on in your organization. It can also be a hassle to get things sent to each other in a timely and coordinated manner. A great way to fix this is to use shared documents, which can be done through websites such as Office365 and Google Drive. This allows everyone to know the current updated document and see who is currently making edits.
Lastly, it is very important to be as transparent as possible with other members of your organization in your day-to-day activates. Working remotely can be successful, but a drawback is the decreased amount of in-person collaboration that can be done. Therefore, you should clearly define what each member needs to be working on. If everybody is aware of and understands their assigned responsibilities, it will be easier to get work done more smoothly. At the same time, remember to always communicate with each other to make sure everybody is on the same page.