During the recent pandemic, there have been a lot of lessons learned by most businesses out there. The big city banks to industrial manufacturing and the small startups between all businesses have had to change how they work. Be it social distancing or simply dealing with the reduced footfall and the move to online, there have been a great number of changes, and as we all know, the only constant going forward will be the fact that there will be more change.
One of the major changes has been the increase of remote or home working and as workers have been encouraged by the government and employers alike to stay home wherever possible, the way you work and manage a team of workers will be different from here on in. The project management requirements have not changed, but the environment in which teams and project managers are working has changed drastically.
Managing a Remote Workforce
During covid, many businesses struggled to cope with the changes as they may not have had the right systems in place to manage a remote workforce. Technology, human resources, and even the job’s exact nature may have had to be reworked, reinvented, or tweaked. One of the challenges of working more online is that it can lead to unnecessary digital ‘paperwork’, where emails, online meetings across different platforms, messages, and tasks can become overwhelming.
Use the Best Tech and Proven Processes
It could have been made a lot easier by using the right techniques and processes. One of the most important requirements for project management is to synchronize different activities and inputs across projects at the same time. The art of being a good project manager is juggling a number of balls at the same time and being able to use technology that can help with the juggling act is essential in the current digitized era.
Apps and Software
Many out there aren’t using the available resources, the apps, and software available to manage and run remote workers. A professional project management app is a great start along the way to building up a useful repertoire of software and Apps that can drive your business forward. Having one app that allows you to manage your projects effectively can ensure your project managers are able to promote productivity, facilitate collaboration and manage risks across different sectors.
One of the difficulties of working remotely and particularly for project managers is sharing documents, collaborating on data, and ensuring each team member is up to date with project processes. Workers that are in different settings, locations, and time zones all still need to be briefed and intrinsically involved in the business. Using a common app across the project management process means that team members are able to effectively manage tasks, budgets, and deadlines while team managers can effectively track the work of their team members seamlessly.
If your business is to be successful and evolve with the changes and increases in remote working, you will have to think and act before it is too late. Make use of the available technology and the hours of development and testing that have gone into professional Apps that can help you streamline and better manage your business.