4 Crucial Business Functions for Optimum Remote Work

4 crucial business functions for optimum remote work

Alexis van Schalkwyk
December 7, 2023
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4 crucial business functions for optimum remote work

Remote work is a very popular working set up across the tech space, younger working generations and freelancers, but the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus has catapulted many office-based firms globally into working remotely. There’s a mad scramble in trying to make contingency plans on how to maintain operational capabilities among a workforce who’s not used to working remotely. We’re now in a position where we have to be digital and remote first, and still be able to deliver value to clients and stakeholders. We outline some 4 crucial business functions for optimum remote work

SovTech has been able to project and prepare for the future of work – working remotely – by developing tools that enable efficiency regardless of the physical location of employees or clients. This includes our digital platform. Our team, of over 110, operates in four countries, two continents, across multiple time-zones and has been to continue business as usual even in the wake of this pandemic.

Making this extended remote working period successful now will rely on successfully being able to communicate, manage projects remotely, having excellent digital security, tools and to keep your sales teams going!

Businesses need to pay key attention to the following functions and get tools built to meet their specific needs.

  1. Communication

Constant communication between everyone in the business is crucial. Especially when working remotely, and you can’t just pop over to a colleague’s desk. Finding a tool that keeps communication flowing between everyone is a must – your online or remote experience should not be one that makes you plead to get back to the office! We recommend you find a tool that lets you do these things to stay productive from afar!

  • File sharing
  • Third-party integrations – (you never knew how great a Slack-Jira integration is until now)
  • Creating different channels, groups or threads
  • Make sure the calling has video-conferencing and screen sharing

Being able to communicate with remote workers is the key to your business’ success.

2. Project management

Another critical operational function is project management while working remotely. Custom tools can be developed to track and display key performance indicators to analyze business efforts over time and across multiple channels. A business needs to quickly get feedback on ;

  • Which projects are taking time and just how much time?
  • Track daily activities across different platforms
  • Detailed insights and opportunities to optimize workflow by identifying areas where your organisation can improve.

3. Security

No Take a proactive approach to protect your sensitive information. Other than making sure your team members are being security conscious while working remotely, use this as an opportunity to take a look at your security structures in place. Protecting your information is not just about adding a few more controls or point solutions, it requires a fresh approach to ensure all bases are covered.

SovTech can create secure cloud solutions to provide rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyber threats across all your cloud services.  

4. Sales

Keeping a hands-on approach on your sales strategy is very important when traditional operations change overnight. Software solutions that enable a business to still transact and clearly show the bottom line can help companies make strategic decisions quicker and work efficiently digitally. Whatever sales tool you choose should give you insight across your channels, progress on your pipeline and analytics on the deals.

Having the ability and the agility to structure your workforce and operations to be successful from afar is necessary now more than ever but needs the right tools to take you through.

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