In 2018, technology has allowed for companies to utilize virtual workspaces, where employees can have productive workdays without having to live near or travel into an office. There are many opinions on the benefits and drawbacks of a virtual workspace, and debate as to whether employees become less or more effective. There are many different processes and applications that can ensure a company fosters an effective and productive virtual workspace. One can teach their employees certain mindsets and evaluations, such as proper time management and team trust, which increases productivity. There are also several applications, such as Trello and Google Suite, which allow for workflow management and team discussion.
- Digital whiteboards are replacing old message servers. They give people a place to add ideas even when remote.
- Trust is key int the virtual environment. You won’t be able to see your employee or co-worker do their task day to day.
- Be ready to work with shared products like Google Docs, allowing people to work on them simultaneously and save on the fly.
“The introduction of virtual workplaces as a measure to maintain qualitative productivity allows the recruitment and retention of top talents irrespective of their geographic locations, balance work-life among employees, and promote cost-efficient means to expand or increase office workforce.”