Once a revolutionary solution, open space offices have become a great threat now. Coming to work is no joke. One must go through public transport, many door handles, and elevators. And when you finally get there, the room is full of bacteria. There are many industries that simply need their employees on site. However, there are those that can allow people to work from the comfort of their homes.
Remote work could be a lifesaver, literally. But how to actually let business flow without any hiccups?
The main ingredients
Maybe we haven't been as vocal about our remote culture, but we’ve been cultivating and cherishing it for a long time now. Some of our employees visit the office only twice a year. How do we do it? Great discipline, communication, and collaboration.
Whenever anyone wants to know the status, all they need to do is open the task and read all about it, as the description, files, and all its progress is right there.
The tracked hours then pile up in the Time Report, which can be filtered in a plethora of ways. Managers can easily see who’s been working on what and for how long. No need to go around the office and check on everyone!
On the flip side, each employee knows what they need to work on. In the My Work section, all the tasks assigned to that person are listed, along with their due date, sorted by project. Is there something that needs to be done ASAP? Mark it as “High priority” and it will be highlighted.
Let us not forget about meetings. We try to make decisions together and have lots of brainstorming sessions, as we find them extremely useful. This is where video calls come to rescue. We can record them, or write down minutes of meetings, again - in ActiveCollab.
Notes and Discussions can be found in every project, and we use them to keep everything in one place, rather than scattered across chats and documents.