Ways Technology Can Improve Communication With Your Off-Site Team
For some enterprises, off-site is the new on-site. If you are managing an off-site team, you may be wondering what you’ll need to ensure your employees are able to communicate with you when they’re not in the office. There are different technologies available to give you and your off-site team improved communication. Your business may already use the cloud to store documents and other information. The cloud is a valuable asset that you can use to stay on top of your off-site team but there’s so much more.
Don’t Be Camera Shy
Phones, laptops and tablet all have cameras. This technology allows you talk “face-to-face” with your off-site team when necessary. If you have a board meeting and need your off-site team to sit in, you can use programs like Skype or FaceTime to allow them to attend the meeting without physically being there. You can also use this technology for conference calls. This technology eliminates the need to travel to off-site meetings, saving you money in the long-run.
Enable Chat And Collaboration Software
No matter where your off-site team is, make sure they can collaborate with the rest of your team. Chat software, like Slack, is available to give your team a chance to communicate with each other. Programs like this save conversations so you can reference them later, and allow people to create separate chats and group chats. Collaboration software gives your entire team (off and on-site) the chance to work on projects simultaneously. Furthermore, software of this nature gives you and your team the opportunity to be available anytime, anywhere. You don’t have to use your work PC to communicate via chat software because there are apps available for phone, tablet, home desktop and laptop.
Hire A Company For VDI Management
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) allows you to access data and workflows from anywhere at anytime. When you hire a company to manage your VDI you can rest assured that you don’t have to spend time dealing with the infrastructure and can focus on other tasks. With VDI you can also let your off-site team use their own devices. You don’t have to worry about purchasing computer equipment, laptops etc. for your off-site team. In fact, some people are more productive when they use their own laptop since it is what is familiar to them.
If you are looking for better ways communication with your off-site team through technology, please contact us. At Zycom we specialize in empowering businesses through IT solutions.