The latest COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has seen a decrease in the office working and a rise in remote working. All in a desperate move to prevent more transmissions of the deadly virus but still to keep up the pace with business requirements.

However, routine working itself has already been growing steadily over the years due to new advancements and developments in web-based remote working tools. Professionals and workers in developed economies this working method for a few reasons

a) It frees up more time for family and other desired activities.
b) They believe remote working promotes work and life balance.

This trend is expected to grow more as future generations get more and more exposed to technology. According to the Global workplace analytics website, this trend has grown by 44% over the past 5 years itself. However, the convenience and benefits of remote working bring its share of problems.

Sure there have already been a lot of software applications in the market to address these specific problems individually like Slack, Zoom, Dropbox In Vision, etc.

These problems dis-allow organizations to open the market for new and exciting web-based or desktop-based software applications. For instance, remote working requires the following basic software applications to function such as video conferencing software, a chat application, a cloud collaboration, and documentation tool and a project management tool. After all, these have been addressed there comes the need to address specific issues. All of these problems and needs are managed in an office by a manager or supervisor. However, for a remote worker, a manager is inaccessible. Besides all these tools don’t talk to each other.

But then there are also some psychological problems to be addressed like prioritizing work, identifying the most important work to be done, loneliness and lack of human interaction, dealing with interruptions at home; for example, family, pets and neighbors, communication issues and being out of the loop. There is also a need for a remote worker to be a part of an organization, in short, to feel connected. They need to see their task as been updated, they are addressed to the issues and feel connected 360 degrees. These psychological needs and problems also have to be addressed in order to ensure the smooth running of remote working.

Thus arises the need for a Work Flow Management System to ensure the smooth running of remote working but still in the organizational working environment. A Work Flow Management System allows all these specific applications to be synced together thus ensuring specific projects and work are done on time. So it not only

a) It frees up more time for family and other desired activities.
b) They believe remote working promotes work and life balance.

But also does

c) Bring your organization on one platform to work as a single connected and informed team.

It allows managers and workers to work in coordination, and let the C level Executives and directors see organization working in action. For many years SG Interactive’s Custom Workflow Management Systems has empowered organizations that make them work in such conditions from locations of their choice with just an internet connection.

To know more about our Custom Work Flow Management System please visit our website www.sginteractive.com.sg.

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