Remote Working: Not Always a Pleasure Cruise

Posted by Sabrina George on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Meet Mary: After 10 years of working in a traditional office environment, and longing for a remote working opportunity, Mary finally got her wish when her company let her work from home full time.


But it wasn’t until Mary set up her home office and sat down to work that she realized that remote working is not always the dream that it appears to be. It’s common for people like Mary, in other words, to experience the following issues:

Being out of the loop: 
Working remotely can disconnect you from daily office banter, making it harder to feel like you are part of a team. It’s important to engage in regular discourse with your co-workers to maintain morale and make sure everyone is on the same page.


Difficulty accomplishing basic tasks: Sometimes you need a quick answer from a colleague in order to complete an assignment. You can’t always wait for an email to come through or for someone to pick up his or her phone.


So, how do you make remote employees feel more connected to your team? The answer is by investing in a video conferencing solution. A recent survey, in fact, shows that 87 percent of remote workers feel more connected when using video conferencing. A conferencing suite like Onstream Meetings comes with more than just video, too. End users will gain access to audio and text-based communications as well, so they can exchange pertinent information in real time. Onstream comes with more than 100 features that end users can employ to engage in meaningful conversations with one another.


Click here for more information about how you can enhance communications for your remote workers. 

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