Like many other businesses, COVID-19 has foiled the big plans you had for 2020, but it has presented a different set of opportunities. Many businesses had deliberately avoided providing remote work opportunities for their employees, mostly out of the fear that their teams would become inefficient, less productive, and present management and security challenges. Now, after a few months with little choice but to suddenly embrace it, the major challenges are actually delivering the resources your nelly remote workforce needs to produce results in line with expectations.
One important solution that has emerged during the duration of the pandemic was one that most businesses already had access to but didn’t have to use in the manner they do now is video conferencing. With health concerns surrounding a full-time return to the office, video conferencing gives your remote staff the opportunity to work directly with contemporaries and clients to drive business initiatives forward. In fact, in many cases major projects that couldn’t be delayed any further are now being administered over the Internet. Collaborators have discovered that many of these platforms have responded with feature-rich offerings that include integrations with operations and project management software.
For a while, most small business owner’s only goal was to get the capital they needed to keep business running. It was important that the core revenue streams were maintained, and with workers finding themselves working remotely for the first time, it was essential that they were able to stay involved in a manner that would allow them to produce. Much of the time, this means collaboration. Let’s look at some strategies businesses are using to maintain their collaboration using video conferencing.
Most businesses rely on a coordinated effort. Some rely on side-by-side cooperation. This typically means meetings. Workers are now utilizing video conferencing to eliminate a lot of wasted times that in-person meetings create. This is all well and good as long as the video meetings are used productively. Here are three suggestions to make this a reality.
Keeping your business on solid footing is going to take both an acceptance that you will have to rely on new tools and strategies and having the right technology in place. Call Marin Technologies today at (208) 329-6792 to talk to one of our expert consultants about getting the tools your remote team needs to stay productive and secure.