We all have been working from home for a long time and could never imagine going so far if technology and remote working applications were not there. With a sudden shift of our daily schedule due to COVID-19, employees find themselves up to speed with all the facilities required to work remotely in the quickest possible time.
“We are all navigating this new normal together. As we lock arms virtually and try to help one another in the ways we can, our vast world suddenly feels a little smaller and a lot more connected. And for that, we are grateful.” – Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell
Today, there are various virtual platforms available such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, Zoom, Asana, and others to simplify your job and help make the workplace go virtual. These tools have various benefits from instant messaging to file sharing, voice and video calls, recording and screen sharing. The use of Microsoft Teams meeting increased at an exponential rate as the world transitioned to work from home. People find a human connection through video effective and with additional features of custom backgrounds, raise hand feature, end a meeting with ‘click of a button’ and many more, the world finds itself connecting in a new way. Companies are also doing their best to implement secured tools, as data security remains their top priority.
We are heading towards alternative ideas, innovation, and new technologies that can help us continue our work from the comfort of our home, making our job and communication easier. It helps a person to work outside a usual office environment. Studies show that both employers and employees consider this as an excellent option.
Corporates are heavily dependent on remote applications for their work, eventually giving them a chance to choose from multiple tools and applications, which will help the employees to have good work experience.
“There will be interruptions, and I don’t know when they will occur, and I don’t how deep they will occur, I do know they will occur from time to time, and I also know that we’ll come out better on the other end” – Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
This new way of virtual working is on the rise and has helped many employees with work flexibility. Many companies continue to offer a flexible schedule, which allows them to choose a time in which they find themselves more productive. Employees have also witnessed that working from home saves a lot of money, especially those who didn’t have any transportation facility. They can use this money to spend on making a home office, which is needed for an ideal workable space.
Remote working applications can be cost-effective, scalable and convenient. It also maintains the critical aspect of face to face interactions through video conferencing. However, it’s important to understand that while creating a digital workspace, you need the right IT infrastructure in place for businesses to succeed now and in the future.