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With increased access to the internet and availability of business management software, remote working has been on the rise. Ample studies indicate that remote working is energizing, uplifting and increases productivity. Also, have you ever met someone who dislikes working from the comfort of their home? This article throws light on the 5 most important work habits and technologies that will help you set up the perfect medley between remote working and business productivity.
1. Prepare a time table and stick to it
While remote working saves travel time and helps maintain work-life balance, it also creates a lot of distractions. Hence, it’s imperative to prepare a timetable that will help you schedule your activities daily. This protects you from unnecessary distractions, enables you to complete a major chunk of your work during those hours when you are most active, and also carry out non-professional activities such as eating, relaxing, and having a good time with kids. Business management software can help you take note of how much time you are spending on each activity. It can be integrated with your laptop and mobile phone so that you can easily check your time table and daily schedule at any time and any place.
2. Stay virtually connected with your co-workers
While remote working, it is impossible to physically stay in touch with your co-workers. This is where business management software such as CRM helps. CRM platforms integrate easily with communication applications such as Skype, email and Google Hangouts. This enables employees to conduct virtual meetings, share files, and have quick chat sessions respectively. So even if you are working remotely, your colleagues are just a moment away.
3. Use Email marketing software
Email is by far the most useful marketing tool. And it does equally well while remote working too. Business management software such as Sage CRM offers personalized templates to create beautiful emails. Also, it divides customers into different segments that allow you to send targeted messages to each one of them. Moreover, it enables you to execute a drip campaign where you can send automated messages whenever your customer achieves a milestone – purchases a product, renews a service, joins your newsletter, celebrates anniversary with your company, etc.
4. Use Contract management software
While remote working it’s not possible to have a face-to-face interaction with your clients. But should the inability to meet physically create obstacles in signing contracts and collecting other important documents? Business management software provides you the ability to collect and sign contracts from hundreds of miles away. It authenticates the identity of the user by mailing an exclusive link to the intended receiver and allows them to sign using a digital touchpad.
5. Use collaborative document software
With the advent of collaborative document software, it’s no longer a challenge to type, edit, comment, provide tips and take help from your colleagues while writing a document or preparing a spreadsheet. Thanks to software such as Google Doc and Word Online, you can work on the same project along with your colleagues in real-time.
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