In this technologically dependent era, the successful implementation of a digital workplace is more than just important, it is necessary. A digital workspace is now crucial for the efficient functioning of any organization. With remote work taking over a huge percentage of office culture, establishing a seamless digital workplace has become a necessity.
Remote work has become mainstream in so many industries. Today, more companies are breaking from traditional working environments to offer remote working options. But just because remote work is on the rise doesn't mean it's easy. A few challenges come along with working outside of a physical office. For example, training your employees can be difficult when they're not in front of you.
In this modern day and world, with the development of information and communication technologies, virtual meetings are on the rise. Especially in the last two years, since the pandemic occurred and gatherings have not been allowed, modern technology has come into focus. Majority of businesses shifted from working in the office to working from home, and this transition from in person to virtual environments required some adjustments.
It has been over a year since the pandemic hit us hard and changed almost every aspect of our lives, including the work culture. The previously considered not-so-pleasing way of working from home is now the preferred way of working for most employees, organizations, and freelancers.
Humans witnessed a complete turnaround in all aspects of life due to COVID-19. We have begun interpreting and understanding things from a very perceptive point of view. As the world went for a complete lockdown from the start of 2020, we were overburdened with new and complicated challenges to be faced following the pandemic.
Working remotely is a very common solution nowadays. From the point of view of employees, it is undoubtedly time-saving and more comfortable. “Commuting” to work takes them seconds, not hours spent in traffic jams. They can choose whether they work in the office or if the bed becomes their command center. There is no dress-code (unless they have an online business meeting), and they can get up shortly before starting work. No makeup, no ironing clothes, nor running for the bus, just staying in their own home. What’s not to like about that?
Nearly half of all projects take longer than expected. You know why? Poor scheduling. Not just that, but a quarter of all projects fail because task timings were estimated incorrectly. The problem is that, not only is it difficult to create an accurate schedule, it’s even harder when your team is remote.
We all grow up in a hustling-bustling life. From school to college, and from family to friends, spending half your day out and about in pursuit of acquiring a certain goal is not a routine but a complete lifestyle. So, when it comes to remote work, some of us start to panic, especially those who have already spent a huge part of their work-life committed to in-house roles.
The business sector is going through some strange times right now, and it’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought some unique challenges to the modern workforce. Of course, it is again up to the entrepreneurs and the managers to overcome these trials and enable their teams and companies to actually thrive in the face of adversity. Not only does this mean that entrepreneurs should refine and learn new skills, but it also means that you need to adopt the right technologies to help your remote employees thrive.
As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, so did the need for remote work across industries. The stats are interesting, to say the least. 91% of Asia Pacific teams have already implemented some form of remote teamwork. 88% of organizations have required or encouraged their workers to complete their tasks from home.