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Working remotely? Here’s how to work smarter, not harder.
Remote working is on the rise, rapidly becoming a norm. Technology and a changing attitude towards the offsite office supports the trend but can also present challenges in the form of higher expectations. Read on to learn how today’s remote worker – and employers – can use today’s apps and remote working tools to work smarter, and more efficiently.
Who’s in-house, and who’s at-home?
More and more American workers are spending the day in fuzzy slippers – fielding calls, creating and sending documents and being more efficient to boot.
The remote workers utility belt.
Working on the road, at home or at a mobile hotspot only works when you can actually get work done. Apps and tools now enable instant access to the latest files, support simultaneous team collaboration, and connect us with co-workers all over the globe to communicate and move work forward. Here are some tips for working remotely along with the tools you need for optimum productivity.
Remote working tools to keep you connected:
Internet and back up
Remote desktop apps
Real-time communication apps
Remote collaboration software
Keep your projects moving:
Project management software is as common as post-it notes and as easy to use. Choose your favorite based on how you best like to track your to-do list. Note-taking and web-clipping apps like Evernote and OneNote help organize a multitude of information and make it shareable.
Virtual workspace tools offer a central hub for remote members to store shared files and join in discussion forums, calendars and to-do lists, or go old school and download attractive printable calendars.
Keep your files secure with file disk encryption software and always backup your files. Use a password manager and utilize Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for a second layer of password protection. And make sure your digital data is safeguarded as you share it via the cloud and mobile devices.