Greater Efficiency with Remote Work Spaces

Enhancing the productivity of your business is easy in 2017. In today’s business environment, the value of collaboration can have a remarkable impact on a business. Employees and teams must cooperate and share ideas across geographical boundaries. For small businesses, effective collaboration is essential in improving productivity by communicating and working more efficiently using the right communications tools. Small businesses that are able to work together effectively can compete more aggressively.

Collaboration tools generally fall into two categories: Synchronous and Asynchronous.

Synchronous tools are used when multiple people are working at the same time but in different locations. These tools enable real-time communication similar to a face-to-face meeting and connecting people at a single point in time. These tools include:

• Phone conferencing
• Video conferencing
• Instant messaging
• Application sharing

Asynchronous tools enable communication over a period of time, allowing people to connect at each person’s own convenience, and not necessarily at the same time. Some examples include:

Messaging (email) •
Discussion boards •
Blogs •
Shared calendars •

Collaboration results in improved efficiency and stronger relationships

Phone conferencing is a connection between more than three people through audio connection and is useful for verbal discussions and dialogue. Audio conference bridges are key to having 10 or so employees working remotely on a joint project. Add in whiteboard equipment and now they can view data and modify materials in real time. Web conferencing is the fastest growing collaboration tool. It connects people from multiple locations and allows application and video sharing and can include features such as content, polling, and whiteboarding.

Web collaboration solutions such audio, video, web conferencing is reducing the need for time-consuming travel, eliminating airfare, taxi and hotel expenses. Eliminating travel eliminates many hours and days of downtime away from the office, and reduces stress levels and wear and tear on the business and personal lives of employees.

Phone conferencing is a connection between more than three people through audio connection and is useful for verbal discussions and dialogue. Audio conference bridges are key to having 10 or so employees working remotely on a joint project. Add in whiteboard equipment and now they can view data and modify materials in real time. Web conferencing is the fastest growing collaboration tool. It connects people from multiple locations and allows application and video sharing and can include features such as content, polling, and whiteboarding.

Web collaboration solutions such audio, video, web conferencing is reducing the need for time-consuming travel, eliminating airfare, taxi and hotel expenses. Eliminating travel eliminates many hours and days of downtime away from the office, and reduces stress levels and wear and tear on the business and personal lives of employees.

Collaboration tools are enhancing business performance by increasing productivity, cutting costs and reduced miscommunications. As advanced collaboration tools become more affordable, companies are embracing these tools in order to make decisions faster and provide better customer service by responding more efficiently.

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