Collaboration Software Is The Key To Keeping Remote Workers Engaged

Here is the scenario …

  • An investor from a Silicon Valley based company in California funds a business headquartered in Boston.
  • The business headquartered in Boston works with a development team located in Bangalore, India.
  • The development team in Bangalore is also busy with a project for a client working from Germany.
  • At the same time, the client working out of Germany works with a project management team located in Hong Kong.
  • And all of this is coordinated by a marketing director working from her home in Barcelona, Spain.

It sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

It’s nothing out of the ordinary.

Many businesses across the globe work like this every single day.

It’s how we at Axero work, and how so many others we know work too. 

And it is not just limited to the technology industry, it’s seen across all different verticals.

A business is not about an office or people acting busy in a swanky building. 

A business is a group of people working together towards a common objective. Where they work from, in many situations, is irrelevant if there is a great channel or strong platform to communicate with everyone. Collaboration and coordination is needed so that everyone is working in sync towards the same objectives.

An integral part of working at a business today is being able to work with people halfway across the globe who you will probably never physically meet. With every passing day, the need to come together and work in a physical office or work place is diminishing.

The number of people working from a home office or working remotely is rapidly climbing … even among those living in the same city.

The effort, time, and cost of commuting are often not worth it, and so it makes sense, in most cases, to have the ability to work remotely … but only as long as a business has collaboration software you can depend on.

The most effective collaboration platforms today are social intranets.

Social intranets seamlessly help hundreds of millions of internet users to collaborate in a variety of ways, and to communicate efficiently regardless of where the user is located in the world.

Whether it’s user management, blogs, forums, instant messaging, Wikis, or groups, the features of social intranets are extremely efficient in enabling collaboration and communication.  And this is not going unnoticed by those seeking the perfect business collaboration software platform.

Products like Communifire, which can be customized and integrated into any business, are specifically suited for business collaboration and enable a business to be conducted in a virtual workplace.

Documents can be shared …

Projects can be coordinated, planned, and managed …

Messaging can be conducted internally and externally …

And all communication can be managed using a single “social” business collaboration platform — which makes decentralized businesses work just as efficiently or even more efficiently as those within an office.

Technology has evolved the concept of an organization significantly in the last few years.

With social business collaboration continuing to become “the norm” … 

Isn’t it time to take notice in the shift and let your people work from home?


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Written by

Tim Eisenhauer is a co-founder of Axero Solutions, a leading intranet software vendor. He's also a bestselling author of Who the Hell Wants to Work for You? Mastering Employee Engagement. Tim’s been featured in Fortune, Forbes, TIME, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Today, and other leading publications.


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