You can do more than just video call
Posted on 28th January 2021 at 18:41
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought around many changes to the workplace.
For example, with government-mandated lockdowns meaning many employees must now work from home, there has been a significant shift in the way in which companies operate.
During this time, video conferencing tools have become a lifeline that many businesses cling to in order to retain some semblance of normality, and allow their company to function accordingly.
However, as you sit through what feels like just one of the thousands of zoom or google meets sessions, it soon becomes clear that to survive in the current climate, your company needs to be doing more than just a video call each day. You need to find ways that allow your business to thrive - even when we cannot be together in person.
Initially, many companies may have been reluctant to invest in new technology in the hopes that we will soon be able to return to ‘normal’. However, there are many reasons as to why you should consider investing in new technology that allows your employees to work from home comfortably, beyond the pandemic. This includes:
Loss of broadband connection meaning you cannot access regular systems
Roadworks damaging broadband cables or causing a blackout
Hazardous weather conditions, or events such as flooding or fire, that prevent employees from getting to/from the office
Office maintenance that requires employees to work from home.
Therefore, it is clear that more must be done with technology in order to help remote working and promote business resilience through tough times. One way in which you can do this is by adopting a more cloud-based strategy.
There are various benefits associated with using cloud-based technology for your business.
The opportunity to collaborate with employees no matter where they may be in the world. For example, during a brainstorming session, employees can edit a document at the same time. This means that there is no delay in the discussion, and you can share ideas quickly and easily. In addition, there are various cloud-based file sharing apps that you can utilise moving forward.
Heightened security. If your company deals with sensitive information, working online may cause contention for you, particularly if you are worried about data breaches. However, cloud-systems provide you with a heightened sense of security. For example, you can ensure all documents are password-protected. Furthermore, as they are stored on the cloud, you can access them from a new device, should your equipment break.
Communication is effortless and easy, and you can keep in touch with employees without needing to schedule hundreds of video calls.
The chance to save large amounts of money. There are various cloud-based packages on offer, depending on your needs.
The ability to help keep your employees safe as you begin to reopen the office. For example, you can reduce the number of people at work at any given time by inviting half of the employees into the office space and allowing others to work at home via the cloud.
If you have an ongoing project that is no longer making progress or you are embarking on a new project and want to ensure that it is effectively managed, Green Giant Consulting can help. Using our vast experience and project management knowledge we can help to drive your project towards a successful outcome. You will benefit from a healthy return on your investment and a project that is up and running in a timely manner.
Contact us to find out how we can help your organisation by calling 0115 888 3220 today.
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