As we march forward into 2018, more and more workers can expect to take better charge of their work schedules with flexible working patterns. These days more and more people have the power to carve out their own hours while working from wherever they need to. Coffee shops, business centres and cafés are all viable workspaces; but those who take advantage of this flexibility still need assistance with administrative and networking affairs; well fortunately, whatever void in your management policies need filling, there is an app for that. There is, after all, an app for everything.
Connect with Teams on a Digital Workspace with ASANA
Those making use of flexible working conditions may find themselves out of reach from time to time when connecting with project team-members is necessary. Sure, you can communicate through emails that are difficult to collate without any real surety that the work is getting done or that your point is coming across; or you could use ASANA which is available on web browsers or as a mobile app.
It allows you to delegate responsibilities, creates an environment of two-way conversation and will help you keep track of the progress of your tasks. It also has a limited free version, though for larger products a paid-for account will offer much more.
iTeleport for Remote Computer Access
As a flexible worker you may find it necessary to switch between computers, or indeed may need to access data when your computer is out of reach. With iTeleport, an exclusive iOS app, you will be able to remotely access the files on your pc or laptop no matter where it is, using your mobile phone. This will enhance your freedom to work from anywhere, and can serve as an excellent backup when you need immediate access to your files.
Airbase to find Workspaces
There are plenty of business centres and collaborative workspaces out there, the only challenge is being able to find the ones that are near you. Instead of pouring fruitlessly through Google to find a place to be productive, use the Airbase app which offers users a tool to search for remote office space, meeting rooms and open workspaces.
Collaborate with Slack
Like ASANA, Slack is dedicated to ensuring collaboration between a number of flexible workers who are working on the same project. With plenty of integrative tools, Slack streamlines your project management by aiding communication, task assignment, and a full overview of the status of your project.
Keep your Work Safe with Google Drive
One of the biggest risks to your success as a flexible worker concerns the protection of your data. A failed hard-drive or stolen laptop can be devastating for flexible workers who haven’t taken the time to back things up; but that doesn’t mean you need to splash out on removable drives and media servers. If you have a Gmail account, then you already have a Google Drive account. Use it to back up all of your work on the Google cloud. By doing this, you will be able to access it from anywhere, and will still have it on hand should you lose the data on your computer.
Quite frankly, if you’re a flexible worker, then Google Drive is a tool that you simply cannot do without.
Contact Flexible Workspace for Details on Flexible Working
If you would like to know more about how your business can benefit from taking advantage of a virtual office, mobile workspace or business centre, contact a representative from Flexible Workspace today.
By Brad Porter