Author: Demetrius Harrison
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, the number of office employees transitioning into virtual work rises as well. Internet use is also rumored to be at an all-time high resulting from the massive COVID-19 quarantine rates. However, this is not the first time in history that office culture has relied heavily on digital technology. Unbeknownst to most, 85% of global business was done by remote teams in 2016, and 65% of today’s employees predict work will only become more digital and global as the years go by. Thankfully, there’s tech that can help with the challenges of working in the digital age.
Saying this, utilizing software such as Grammarly, Slack, inVision, Sequel, and Shift can help you work smarter, not harder in your remote work efforts. For example, Grammarly can help you sound smarter when out of the office. It’s difficult to master the art of digital communication, and Grammarly can help you find misspellings and grammatical errors before you even make them. In the style of a spell-checker, you can save yourself the professional embarrassment by taking Grammarly’s auto-populated suggestions.
On the other hand, software like Slack can provide you with a platform to communicate with your virtual team in a smarter way. Slack organizes your team’s workspace into channels for everything related to your projects. This allows you to stay on top of communication and engage yourself with the virtual office.
Successful remote work – through tech – takes specific skills. Today, 1 in 4 struggle with interacting solely through technology although distance workers have increased by 115% since 2005. What tech do you use to improve your remote work skills? Check out the infographic below for more tips.