The Earth is battling with the pandemic COVID-19. And the daily routine of each individual has got hay-wired! Amidst all the mess, most organizations turned remote due to the coronavirus crisis without any preparation.
Therefore, creating a great work environment has become a major concern for every business organisation. And, amidst that, they also want to have high work satisfaction, build community and keep their people around.In a traditional office environment, it is easy to share information and have meetings that generally breed teamwork. Whereas, in a remote environment, proper collaborating strategies need to be followed if you want to enjoy the benefits that come along with flexible working.
When working remotely from home, scheduling and organising even a minor task is necessary. Effective scheduling translates to successful collaboration. If done right, all the employees will be on the same page when it comes to work and deadlines.
Scheduling meeting can be (or what people usually assume) a challenging task. You need to follow a set process that can make it smooth and effective. While scheduling a meeting remotely, these things should be taken care of-
Cloud-based tools are not only used as a collaboration tool for work but as a tool to bridge the social disconnect that the employees might feel while working in a remote environment. These tools can be creatively used for group building activities that increase employee interaction.
For instance, something like charades can be played. You just need a good camera (for video conferencing). If you’re motivated enough there are endless games you can adapt.
With so many tools available it can be a bit daunting to find the right tool to manage your team. Using the right project management tools like Trello can help in effective collaboration between you and your team. These tools can help in keeping the company’s growth and goals on track. Other touchpoints include
Ensuring collaboration while working remotely is not easy, especially, when everyone is dealing with the stressful situation of COVID-19. One has to maintain both personal and professional relationships amongst the entire team.
Want to learn more? Read- Remote Work Tools You All Will Be Needing in COVID-19 situation.
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