Remote working is a kind of working style that has been done for many years. Besides, after the outbreak of COVID-19, it became one of the key solutions to the reactivation of businesses. This practice is not limited to location, but as a matter of fact, the pandemic has limited everyone to work from home. Therefore, there are several problems with remote working. By considering that you have a home office and you have other teammates that are working from home; In this article, we are going to help you to make most of the remote working. whether you are a simple remote worker or supervisor of a remote team, you will encounter the problems of remote working. Accordingly, this article will cover the following problems:
- An ultimate guide to increase team unity using multiplayer games
- Maximizing your productivity
- Overcoming distractions during a workflow
- Staying motivated and plugged after work
An ultimate guide to increase team collaboration and communication
Sadly, remote working has several drawbacks. You may get tired of collaborating and trying to make the work condition you had before COVID-19. This is because humans, not all of them may be confronted with loneliness and unsupportive, meanwhile, this will affect your business too.
Weak collaboration and communication are one of the biggest problems of remote working.
Teamwork is more needed than before. Customers changed their attitude, they may ask for services after working hours. So you need to be online on 7/24. You won’t satisfy your customers unless you gain a skilled team with a tremendous capacity in communication and collaboration to save and grow your competitiveness in the market.
Unfortunately, there is not that ideal condition in most of the SMBs that transformed into remote working. Recently several pieces of research were conducted and demonstrated that playing multiplayer games can increase teamwork between employees.
- Cooperative Games and Their Effect on Group Collaboration [source, PDF]
- The effects of playing cooperative and competitive video games on teamwork and team performance [Source, PDF]
As we said earlier, you need to increase communication and teamwork. We are introducing Video multiplayer games as a solution because they are not time fillers, absolutely they are not just for kids and teenagers.
Playing multiplayer games regularly or sometimes can be effective to accelerate the process of team collaboration.
So there are many To do’s and don’ts in remote working with many challenges you may deal with during remote working.
We understand that most of you are forced to work remotely due to the outbreak. But it doesn’t mean that remote working is bad. Today the majority of the intelligent people from different time zones, export mothers who are taking care of children, and most of the talented people who are not able to commute to the office, are big fans of telecommuting.
For instance, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees on Tuesday telling them that they’d be allowed to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown passes.
When a big company like Twitter relies on telecommuting, it means that other companies will follow this practice too. This is really good news for some people who one to stay at home and make money. But there are many problems with remote working that can make you disappointed. What are the potential problems of remote working and how to respond to them?
How to maximize your productivity?
The time you are spending on tasks closely is connected with your experience and the difficulty of the task. But most of the time when you are working remotely, performing tasks take a bit longer than its usual time. This issue has a deep negative effect on your life. If you don’t reach deadlines, you will struggle with yourself why the project did not finish? How remote teammates will think about me? Depression and anxiety come after.
Solution: Before this unwanted condition takes your concentration in life, face the fact that you are just one person and you can perform just several tasks, not more. To have concentration you should only focus on one task. Doing multi-tasks probably distracts your focus on the main tasks, finally, you are going to lose productivity and it makes your entire day unpleasant.