With technology expanding, there are many things we can do today that we could not do before the Internet came to rise. Â One of those things, which has revolutionized the way we work, is off-site working, or remote work. According to Business News Daily, 79% of workers worldwide are working remotely at least once a week.
With the expansion of businesses trying to offer remote work as an option to some employees, there are many new technology systems made to help manage and make it easier to work off-site.
When working off-site, it is important to have laptops and computers encrypted in order to protect delicate work information.
All employees should have a virus protection software to ensure that nothing affects the efficiency or work productivity.
A form of VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a good way for employees to get work done wherever they may be in a safe and secure way. With a VPN, all employees could have access and share content to one another.
A firewall helps keep hackers and viruses from coming to contact with your computer through the Internet.
Videoconferencing is a great way to get all employees to an important meeting whenever they are off-site so that everyone can participate in real time.
Having access to a collaboration tool â€”like Trello, Yammer, Red Pen, etc.â€” can help employees to plan, organize and assign projects and other contents.
Social Media Managing Tool:
If the company has many social media platforms that need to be managed by multiple people on and off-site, a social media managing toolâ€”like Hootsuit, Buffer, Social Bro, etc.â€”can help employees manage and schedule certain posts at all different times of the day.
Group Chats & IM:
Group chats and instant messaging websitesâ€”like HipChat, Office Chat, Campfire, etc.â€”can keep employees connected. It also makes it easier for them to share information instantly with a large group.
If you or your employees are working with multiple sites requiring passwords, a password managerâ€”like Dashlane, KeePass, 1Password, etc.â€”could help you securely save and share passwords online.
Aside from all technology management systems, it is also important to have people managing remote workers by reviewing their logs, providing advice, and staying in contact with them. Having a clear communication guideline, like what times they should be available and what the best ways to contact them is, can help the work go about more smoothly.