Many people have gotten a taste of what it must be like to work from home, and while some have flourished, others have shown eagerness to return to the office.
Working from home has proven to be a new challenge for people who wish to collaborate while communicating via video calls from different parts of the world.
In some respects, working from home may sound a little more luxurious than it seems at first glance. The work environment needs to be adapted and redesigned to help individuals as they interact with colleagues in a physical environment or across digital space.
Digital collaboration requires employees to connect and share information using a wide variety of different channels such as MS Teams and Google Drive. The software needs to be well understood by everyone in the company, and it may be difficult to manage access, settings, and other configurations that allow employees to communicate effectively.
Employee engagement encourages productivity and improved morale. It can be challenging to make sure that every employee feels part of the team and that they can make a valuable contribution no matter where they are in the world. This sort of engagement is vital for the success of any organisation.
When employees communicate across different time zones and cultures, there may be certain barriers that can stall or prevent communication. This can include public holidays or a time during the day that will make it difficult for employees to attend an online meeting or seminar. Fortunately, the minutes of a meeting can be recorded for everyone to refer to.
Remote work takes away the presence of a supervisor that is constantly breathing down your neck to get a job done. It may be difficult for some individuals to adapt and manage their time to ensure that the work gets done.
Collaborating with co-workers over the Internet may have its challenges, but many people have adapted to this working environment in recent years.