In recent years that has been a significant increase in flexible working, including homeworking. This has shifted massively in 2020 as many of us have been forced to work from home during the COVID19 pandemic. Longer term, the trend for working remotely is likely to remain as it is likely to rise in popularity as both employers and employees see the benefits this can bring. We believe that this will become the “new normal” as the gap between home and workplace technology has become increasingly narrow, and workers are now more familiar having experienced the ease of use of technology tools. We appreciate more than ever that not all meetings require face-to-face presence and can be done remotely with the ability to share desktops and interact on the same content together.
With more than 50% of the global workforce now working remotely, choosing the right technology to connect your remote workforce is essential. Dispersed teams require the tools and technology to interact and collaborate successfully, whether they are working from or on the road. A combination of hardware and software are required to keep your team focused on results.
Desktop videoconferencing and Cloud based virtual meeting rooms enable home workers to collaborate with anyone around the world. USB peripherals provide high-quality video and audio, making remote workers feel as though they are in the same room. Software that complements videoconferencing to keep your distributed team aligned with simple visual tools makes it even easier for teams to work together in real time, from anywhere and any device (whether using a laptop, phone, tablet or other device), in an engaging way. Today’s knowledge worker relies heavily on these collaboration and communication tools.