NOW is the perfect time to make some joyous changes to your team’s digital agility!
As we head into March 2021, in the UK we’ve been given the much anticipated ‘roadmap’ out of the current lockdown situation (have you planned your outfit for 21st June yet 💃🕺….?!). This is obviously awesome news, and we have our fingers firmly crossed that everything goes to plan, and we can tiptoe into ‘normality’.
What the past year has taught us is that, even as we begin to emerge from this situation, common thinking is that working life will have changed (probably forever), with the expectation being that many will opt to stay at home for at least some of their working week going forward. So, the actions you take now…aren’t just ‘for now’!
With that in mind, perhaps it’s a good time to thoroughly review how your team has been coping with remote working. Did you get through 2020 by doing ‘just enough’ with systems that are just about good enough? Or did you comprehensively nail your strategy by equipping everyone with the right tools and platforms from the start, and briefing them on how to use them? – if so, go you!
If the former, please believe us when we say IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
Are you nodding along to any of these:
- You were forced into a position where you had to make a snap(ish) decision about cloud-based team working solutions, when Lockdown 1.0 loomed. “Oh flip, Teams! That’ll do! It’s Microsoft, it must be good, and everyone knows how to use Word, so….” – and, suddenly, the gaps started to show.
- Your IT department still receives regular calls from employees who are struggling with logging on to VPNs, accessing that bespoke system where you save documents.
- You’ve had new starters join you in the last year who have faced, not only the battle of trying to get to grips with a new role with minimal (if any) in-person contact, but also new online collaboration systems….that even you aren’t 100% sure of how to use fully.
Just as we’ve always said you can’t manage projects artfully, via email and spreadsheets alone, our emerging mantra is ‘you can’t nail remote working with Zoom and Slack alone’. Or Teams for that matter. (Okay, so the mantra is a work-in-progress, but you get the gist).
What we’re getting at is that there are a couple of magic, must-have ingredients that really make your digital collaboration tools sing. Simply put – structure and context. We’re going to explore this more over the next couple of weeks, and show you how to sew everything you and your team do together – every single thing will have a home, new starters will immediately know where to find all relevant information relating to a project, and searching high and low for ‘that’ document/email will be a thing of the past!
As ever, if you’d like to chat about options, we’re here and very happy to help!