Hybrid Teams and Remote Collaboration – The New Remote Culture

When the pandemic caught the world off guard, the business world hastily threw together makeshift remote setups without knowing what working remotely would entail or how long it would last. For small to midsized companies scrambling to keep their businesses operational, remote work became the quick fix. But the work-from-home weeks in isolation turned into months, and after a year, remote-access work is now a large part of the way we do business. By necessity, companies have had to discover new ways to keep their remote teams productive and collaborative.

Collaboration Technology

There are several different aspects to digital collaboration that must be addressed:

Fortunately, the necessity for successful remote-access collaboration has spawned several new platforms to help nurture a productive online team environment via digital collaboration. These are especially good for small to midsized businesses because they provide shared “hubs” for the resources, files and collaborative tools your teams need to be on the same page and share ideas toward common goals.

As a business owner, you don’t particularly relish the image of your team members working from home in their pajamas and stopping for frequent coffee breaks and working on personal business. So, establishing boundaries and expectations for regular work hours is a priority for successful remote collaboration. Some of these include:

The new remote-access collaborative environment requires significant attention to both ease of connection and cyber security. Hiring a hands-on IT consultant to evaluate your network and collaborative tools can ensure that all the hardware and software required for successful team collaboration runs smoothly and safely. The FBI https://www.fbi.gov/ has stated that with the dramatic increase in remote-access work, cybercrimes have increased over the past year by more than 400%. Small to midsized businesses cannot afford to lose productivity or risk data breaches.

GEEK-AID® Computer and Network Support specializes in customized Managed IT Services for small to midsized businesses. GEEK-AID®’s team of experts is comprised of specialists in different areas of IT services, serving clients on-site and remotely. The GEEK-AID® team doesn’t clock out at five o’clock on Friday. They are available 24/7 to ensure your computers, network and data stay healthy and secure. As your business grows, expands its network and adds more devices such as smart controls, wireless access and remote access, your network vulnerability and need for regular IT maintenance will grow, too. Hardware and software installation and maintenance, repair, security and network protection must be consistent and proactive to keep all your hybrid teams at maximum productivity in our new era of remote team collaboration.

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