FIVE TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL REMOTE COLLABORATION

More than 40 percent of American workers reported performing some or all of their work at home.1

1. ESTABLISH NORMS FOR COMMUNICATION.

Make sure every team member knows when others can be reached by phone, messaging, or email, as well as how often such communications should take place. Clarify expectations for responses and timing such as using “NNTR” as shorthand for “No need to respond.”

2. STANDARDIZE ON ONE SET OF TECH TOOLS.

Slack*, Ryver*, Zoom*, Microsoft Teams*, Basecamp*, Trello*, Jira*. Successful collaboration depends on agreeing on which tech tools, apps, and software work best for the whole team. In addition, new keys on Lenovo PCs make collaboration easier than ever. There are unified communications keys that can open and close the Lenovo notification center, answer incoming calls, and end calls.

3. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CREATIVE COLLABORATION TECHNIQUES.

Utilizing creative tools provided on videoconference platforms, such as mood boards, photo galleries, and digital whiteboards, allows team members to brainstorm, collaborate visually, and organize ideas in one shared space.

4. MAKE SURE EVERY TEAM MEMBER HAS THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY.

Every team member needs to have at least one computer that provides built-in security to protect business assets, as well as reliability and performance to be productive all day long. Peripherals such as the Lenovo 500 FHD Webcam, Lenovo Pro Wired Stereo VoIP Headset, and the ThinkPad® X1 ANC Bluetooth Headphones can make remote calls and collaboration much easier.

5. MAKE MEETINGS MEANINGFUL.

Establish a regular schedule of meetings with a clear agenda for each and make them short and tightly focused, with an established leader who can keep everyone on track. The Lenovo ThinkSmart™ View can handle administrative tasks by working with a PC to “divide and conquer” so users can simultaneously use their PC for productivity tasks and ThinkSmart View for administrative tasks.

These tips can help every team member get the most out of the burgeoning world of remote collaboration.

Reach out to United Imaging or sales representative for help solving your unique remote workplace challenges.

1 The New York Times, “Out of the Office: More People Are Working Remotely,”

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