Teleworking in times of Co-Vid

In the path to complete 're-opening' and normalization, we have to re-think and re-shape many aspects of our daily lives. Hanging from the way we live to the way we entertain ourselves, and of course, counting the way we work.

Some places are already well geared upon re-opening and millions are, as we speak, heading up to workplaces again to re-gain some of the normality we enjoy before.

Despite the fact, that industries are beginning to their re-opening phases, we've got to start thinking of ways to help our communities as long as there is no vaccine or clear way out of this public health situation.

A well-thought way to help improve this for the meantime (and who knows if in the future) is the sudden but steady implementation of teleworking in some sectors of the economy as workplaces don't seem to be ideal at the time of writing.

Teleworking or 'telecommuting' is by no means a new practice, the use of the term dates back to the 70s to describe work practices through technologies that bridged communication between workplaces and employees working remote.

The International Labour Organization has mentioned that despite teleworking is not suitable for all cases it should be correctly implemented as possible in the meantime.

The rising usage of enterprise technologies may give us a hint on how we can implement teleworking strategies at our organizations, starting with the key-factor: Communication.

Not only for work-related topics, but workers should be able to talk to each other as if they were still in a normal workplace.

Tools designed for collaboration such as Slack and Microsoft Teams, which allows you to not only enhance communication between colleges but to implement modifications or integrations with other software, allowing for further options down the road.

But not only communication in these fields is imperative, but the order and hierarchy of business communication play a key part. That's where Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software enters, allowing companies to engage and enhance business relationships and interconnecting customers with the business.

But that's far from the only useful feature of these, one has to ponder the benefits of getting first-hand reliable information regarding its business.

In the topic of remote working, the use of CRMs allows all enterprise members to access an only and compilated source of truth. Sales, updates, data, and more ends up collected in a secure and trustful cloud.

Finally, there is a plethora of project management software that we can use to keep productivity at top and getting everyone up to date in projects' progress. Features like schedules, reporting, task lists, and more allow us to do that.

Because we know keeping up to date with a team may be confusing at first when you work remotely, these Project Management tools allow us to never skip a beat in the productivity line.

Overall, we can confidently assure that we have enough tools to (when possible) operate remotely in an optimal way, never missing productivity, and in the meantime provide an extra hand to the fight against Co-Vid and its toll in our communities.

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