Work no longer has to be a place your employees go at a certain time. Learn what technologies can enable your employees to get more done from any location, any time.
Lately there has been a trend among companies, no matter what size and maturity, toward the use of so-called â€œvirtualâ€ teams. Driven perhaps by rising office and energy costs, maturity of computing and network technologies, talent scarcity, or simply the opportunity to realize increased efficiency, Â this has resulted in the adoption of flexible work arrangements for some employees including flexible time and working from home â€“ or even from remote locations in different time zones.
Along with this trend has come the need to support this new way of working. A wealth of options existsâ€”from virtual team spaces and online collaborative tools to more advanced communication devices such as smartphones and tablets. Here are a few examples.
For teams working at the same time but from different locations:
- Conferencing applicationsâ€”via telephone or video
- Shared workspaces and whiteboards
- Instant messaging
- Wireless communication devices
For teams working at different times but in the same place:
- Team rooms
For teams working at different times and from different places:
- Virtual Private Networks
- Message boards
- Blogs and knowledgebase tools
With the right tools, work can happen any time and from any place. Interested? Get in touch with us and find out more.