Technology Is Changing How We Work
There was a time when remote work as we know it wasn’t even a
possibility, because the technology didn’t exist.
If your colleagues and business partners wanted to get in touch with you when you were out of the office, they couldn’t e-mail, text or direct-message you. You would’ve needed to provide an alternative phone number, a pager or even a fax number to have a work-related conversation. Teleconferencing and telework technology have advanced to the point where some businesses thrive with completely remote teams.
One of the most helpful technologies for seamless remote work is video conferencing. Live video feeds help retailers and consultant see and speak to one another in real time, anywhere with an internet connection, which is the next best thing to a face-to-face meeting. But this capability wouldn’t be possible without the widespread broadband internet adoption of the past 10 to 15 years.
The “smart phone” has made digital photography and videos extremely
easy to use and almost instantaneous to share. Images can be reviewed and approved on-line.
E-mails and text have made communication quick and reliable, and allow the recipient to respond when convenient. It makes 24/7 communication effective without being intrusive.
Tools that make it possible:
• Smart Phone
• Digital Videos & Photography
• Video Conferencing (Facetime, Zoom, Go to Meeting, Google Duo)