The landscape of technology has evolved rapidly over the last decade or so and this has opened up a world of opportunities for business, communication, finance, agriculture, medicine and so many other fields.
Data is now the most valuable commodity in the world and at the center of this is communication and telecommunications. What does this all mean for your business? What role does technology play in business? One area where technology in business shines is in the area of remote work and remote jobs. People can now work for their employers without physically being present in an office. Imagine the savings in the overhead of managing an office space.
You can view remote work the same way you’d view a long distance relationship. It is quite tricky to navigate as you have to have a lot more trust in your partner or employee as the case may be. This relationship will only work when there is constant, consistent and smooth communication. In this article, we will be looking at some of the most popular channels that can support this type of communication.
Zoom is basically a video platform that supports multiple participants. This allows you have an electronic meeting so to speak. You can schedule regular/periodic meetings with your coworkers and employees depending on the nature of the job at hand. On this platform, issues can be discussed and ironed out, ideas and challenges can also be tabled for everyone in the team to support with. This way it doesn’t feel like there is no synchronization with any and all team members.
This is a more specialized platform tailored for developers and programmers. On this platform you can share updates and release notes on upgrades. This platform is ideal for developers as it offers the flexibility they need to collaborate on codes and bugs from any part of the world.
Google Apps for Work
Google has excelled in integrating most if not all of the tools you need to work with people remotely into one place. Every app can be linked together seamlessly and as such you can easily get access to all of their tools. With Google docs for example, an editor can work with his writer miles and miles away by making edits and revisions and also inserting comments that will guide the writer on the kind of language, structure and style that is required for the job. This back and forth or collaboration is a very smooth experience with Google apps and their importance cannot be overstated. Apart from Google docs, you also have apps like Google sheets, Google calendars etc. that will boost productivity and efficiency.
These are just a few of the many apps and tools available to maximize your productivity and engagement in the business environment all across the world. There are a lot more out there with their own peculiarities and advantages. Technology is fast paced and dynamic. What is state of the art today is obsolete tomorrow. It is therefore crucial to stay ahead of the curve.