Five Ways to Stay Productive While Working Remotely

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Visibility Ensures Security

Although communicating across many different networks and different time zones is a necessary part of working remotely, making sure the tools you use to communicate are secure is an absolute must. For example, conference calls are an everyday activity when working remotely, with sensitive information frequently shared on them. Despite this, conference call security is typically not given much thought. And yet, in a Zogby survey of business professionals who regularly host conference calls, more than 40 percent of respondents admitted that they don't always know who is on the line. It's worth noting that these figures only reflect the number of people who admit to this fact; the number is likely much higher.

Look for solutions that are designed to be effortless with no training required upon setup and no IT support needed to get the benefits. Solutions that utilize an intuitive approach can then ensure that you know who's on the call (and who's not supposed to be).

Enterprise professionals are often on the move, working on the next big sale or strategizing new partnership negotiations, so they are aware of the challenges that working remotely poses for productivity. Enterprise professionals also need to stay on top of their work in the interim, whether that's from a hotel room, train station or airport. A major factor to being productive on the road is communication and collaboration.

There's no magic bullet, but the essentials are to make sure to have the right tools at your disposal while on the move to communicate with your teams in ways that fit your needs, as well as being flexible, clear and direct in your communication (especially when collaboration is asynchronous rather than real-time, as is often the case across multiple time zones). Because reliability and availability are essential for a worker on the move, here's an outline of five ways to stay productive while working remotely from web collaboration experts LoopUp.

 

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