Working outside of a traditional office environment is on the rise and in order to successfully execute work in this new setting, you need the perfect combination of working habits and digital tools.
Below are some recommended tools and tips you can adopt;
- Zoom Cloud meetings
Commonly shortened to Zoom, this is a proprietary video teleconferencing software program developed by Zoom Video Communications.
The free plan allows up to 100 concurrent participants, with a 40-minute time restriction. Users have the option to upgrade by subscribing to a paid plan. The highest plan supports up to 1,000 concurrent participants for meetings lasting up to 30 hours.
At Infinity Computers, we offer paid plan zoom packages suitable for your enterprise needs. Check them out here
- Team viewer
TeamViewer is remote access and remote control computer software, allowing maintenance of computers and other devices. After the connection is established, the remote screen is visible to the user at the other endpoint. Both endpoints can send and receive files.
It is proprietary software, but does not require registration and is free of charge for non-commercial use. Companies and other commercial customers must sign up for a subscription.
See more details for team viewer support from Infinity Computers.
- Skype – This is good for conference calls, instant messaging with clients/workmates, or even creating low ceremony chat rooms.
- Set up a home office
One way you can motivate yourself to effectively work remotely is by designating a workspace in your home. To make it even better, consider adding the right equipment such as an ergonomic chair, fast internet connection, headsets, and a work desk to accommodate your computer.
Also, ensure that your workspace is decluttered so that there are no immediate distractions to hinder your productivity.
- Don’t Neglect Email
Now that you are not reporting to office premises where your client can come and find you, you have to be more creative about keeping them informed of your presence in the business world. Email newsletters is a traditional advertising method that will not go out of style and if you want to learn more, we have written a blog post explaining email marketing.
Everyone uses email. If you want to succeed as a remote worker, make sure you are always reaching out via this method. Whether it’s to sell more products, land new clients, secure funding, or just get some advice, email is often the best way to go.
- Project management tools
Even when working remotely, it’s absolutely critical to make sure that everything tasks and projects are well managed and that everyone stays accountable for their share so that important tasks are not forgotten. In this case, project management tools save the day. They allow you to break big projects into the smallest possible building blocks and assign them out to team members with due dates and all the notes they need.
Here are a few “starter” project management tools to explore:
Besides the above-mentioned options, you can keep trying until you find the guidelines, processes, and tools that work best for you and your team.