Working from home starts with useful old technologies

Companies are now rethinking about how to implement working from home policy. They are turning to existing technologies which will allow collaboration of workers and ensure steady workflow.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives and chances are you are already in a lockdown. Companies are now implementing a work at home policy in a bid to straighten the curve and curb the spread of the virus. Technology is now coming in handy for companies who are intending to have their workers work virtually.

Working from home technologies

A decade or two ago, emails would have been the preferred mode of communication and working platforms. However, this platform has become stuck and new technologies that allow workers to interact in a more official setting. Just like we abandoned fax machines, we can also adapt modern office collaboration technologies for working remotely.

Some of these technologies for people working from home are Slack, Zoom, and Skype. Zoom and Skype allow us to use videoconferencing functionalities to interact with other workers. The technologies can be looped to different users and hence increasing interactions between those working from home.

Remote interaction technologies

Slack with 12 million active users daily has become an important part of office work. Chances are your company was already using the technology. The technology allows users to chat with each other, create groups based on tasks given and makes it easier to distribute work between users. The technology has been in existence since 2014.

Google Drive is another technology that will come in handy during this lockdown period. The technology boasts of more than one billion users and companies will use the technology while sharing large files or office files and folders. The technology allows users to give permissions to access files and folders to different people.

Google docs will also allow those working from home to write, edit and share documents with ease. The technology has been in existence since 2009 and chances are companies were already using it. With its sleek design and easy to use the platform, this will be the perfect tool workers will need while working from home.

For people not accustomed to technology, they will need to learn how to use these tools as soon as possible and adopt them in their daily work from home routines. The learning curve will be steep but the benefits of using technology will outweigh all these struggles.

 

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