Tech to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Tech to Work Smarter

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Tech to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

In the past few decades, technology has changed how we work ー In 2016, 85% of global business was done by virtual teams.

Work In The Age Of Digital Communication

“Many managers and workers haven’t had training in how to communicate and coordinate in a virtual world” – Leslie Truex, author and owner of Work At Home Success.

What Workers Want

  • Always improving processes 52%
  • Collaborative workplaces 50%
  • Access to the latest technology 43%

What are the new needs?

Emphasis on Openness
More employers want to be seen as trusted partners by their employers

  • 9 in 10 workers want their future workplace to be transparent
  • 8 in 10 want to learn more about their business’ decision-making process

New Communication Needs
Feedback is now instantaneous, and tech needs to be able to keep up

  • 74% prefer sending messages over an in-person discussion
  • 76% hope to have more communication tools available to them in the future

Culture of Collaboration
Workplaces are shifting from traditional business structures

  • 91% want to have stronger team relationships with their colleagues
  • Employees are now more free to contribute, make decisions, and have a voice

Since 2005, distance workers have increased by 115% ㄧ BUT 1 in 4 struggle with interacting solely through technology

The Science of Working Remotely

“When the bulk of your communication happens via email and the like, it doesn’t take much for bad blood to develop unless everyone is making their best effort to the contrary” – Excerpt from Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier, Founders of Basecamp

Relying On Tech Alone Could Lead To…

  • Reduced productivity 69%
  • Lack of team engagement 67%
  • Difficulty to manage tasks 58%

Successfully working remotely, through tech, takes specific skills to overcome these difficulties

Be Available
“Weekly video catch-up[s]… help me to stay on track and keep myself updated about what’s happening in the company” – Chris Schalkx, digital marketer at GuestReady

Be Smart, Look Smart
“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow” – Woodrow Wilson

  • The easiest way to look smart? Add glasses to your contact photos
  • According to Photofeeler, profile pictures of glasses wearers appear more competent

Stay On Top Of Things
“One golden rule….is to be super organized. You should be prepared for all the unplanned things that can happen. Having the right kind of utility apps can really make a big difference” – Sireesha Narumanchi, founder of Crowd Work News

Working in the digital age can be challenging ㅡ Thankfully, there’s tech to help with that too

Work Easier With Tech

Sound Smart: Grammarly

  • Measures correctness, clarity, engagement, and delivery
  • Grammarly can find misspellings, grammatical errors before you make them
  • Save yourself the embarrassment by taking their auto-populated suggestions

Look Smart: Shift Browser

  • Connects all of your email, apps, accounts, and tools
  • Shift Browser is a customizable workstation made to streamline work processes
  • Impress your coworkers with your organization and efficiency

Communicate Smart: Slack

  • Productive teamwork happens in channels
  • Organized spaces for everything related to a project, topic or team
  • Stay on top of communication and be part of the office, virtually

Collaborate Smart: InVision

  • Collaborative tool designed for making digital media
  • Real-time interaction allows for immediate feedback and quick updates
  • Transform designs into code, pixels, and stylesheets

Work Smart: Sequel Chatbots

  • Bot templates for Facebook, WhatsApp, Slack, Kik, and text
  • Sequel helps you create messenger bots, individualized with your personality
  • Increase your availability, communicate naturally, and share content as yourself

Where do employees see their jobs going? 65% predict work will only become more digital and more global.

Workplace tech is here to stay 一 Embrace it and make your work experience better!

Work Smarter With Tech

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