For many corporations, the abrupt shift to working remotely has proved challenging. The unchartered territory of the pandemic compelled many to attempt to simulate an office environment, prompting a surge in the use of collaboration platforms. In an effort to recreate, this may have instead encouraged ‘app overload’. Learning how to operate and then navigating these apps can be time-consuming, and in most cases, the continual cognitive disruption hinders productivity. So how can you ensure remote productivity without the overload?
We recommend a streamlined approach. Businesses are reshaping their core foundations with full digital transformations and, here at Beeta, we feel that adopting a catch-all project management platform is key. Clarity is essential. Implementing a singular management system enables the whole team to access a clear overview of the internal eco-system, highlighting deadlines, completions, priorities, etc. A lack of transparency leads to confusion of ownership and subsequently, duplication; a waste of time, resources and money that could be spent elsewhere.
The world is still grappling with the impact of the pandemic and with most of us still working from home, increased communication is understandably a leading approach. Whilst we agree that an aligned team ensures coordination, communication must be strategic. In a typical office environment, information and updates are distributed organically amongst colleagues.
Exchanging these casual interactions for meticulously detailed meetings can take up a lot of time that could be spent getting the work done and ultimately, lead to delays. Authentic conversation amongst the team is crucial to prevent burnout and preserve a sense of culture and alignment, particularly in the current circumstances where interaction is already limited.
It’s important to find software that works for you when working virtually. To progress, businesses must adopt more agile ways of working to stay ahead of the game. Get in touch to discuss your software needs during lockdown!