Remote work – How to do it properly?
In the current crisis when we are experiencing due to the COVID-19 virus, we would like to help you somehow. Change the office work model to remote work is becoming real. Sooner then we thought. We hope that these few tips will improve your work. It could be a good solution for nowadays. Remote work has become a very popular phenomenon in the last 3 years. This is still a small factor compared to traditional work in offices, but changes in this direction are noticeable. At present, remote work is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon and an option for employers. Offices allow employees to work directly from home. This brings many benefits to both sides. For the employee and the employer. This article will be addressed not only to architects. Practical tools that we present can help any employer or employee switch to remote work mode and manage the team from anywhere on earth. The article presents only the possibilities of programs for remote work. We will try to describe each of them in more detail in subsequent articles.
Bim software – for architects
Each of the major software producers provides services enabling simultaneous work in one file. Both Graphisoft and Autodesk use BiM server / BiM cloud technology where you can work in one file. It depends on which software you use.
BIMcloud enables real-time, secure teamwork between architects, regardless of the size of the design project, the location of the offices, or the speed of the Internet connection. BIMcloud allows a BIM workflow on any network, hardware or software configuration, connecting architectural design teams, engineers, consultants and building projects of any size or setup 24/7. Link Here
BIM 360 is a unified platform connecting your project teams and data in real-time, from design through construction, supporting informed decision-making and leading to more predictable and profitable outcomes. Link Here
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Application to manage the tasks – remote work
Here you will find two examples of a tool that will help you manage your team and projects. Despite the distance, they will help you keep up projects.
Asana is the work management platform teams use to stay focused on the goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow business. This is how the developers describe their application. Asana is one of the most popular project management applications around the world. It allows commenting and tracking the progress of each project. It is a very compatible tool that allows you to combine it with many external tools and applications. Such as Evernote, Dropbox, etc
Most importantly, it is a free program. With the basic version, we can work really on advanced projects. Check for yourself how easy and intuitive the tool is Asana. Link – Here
For over 10 years, over half a million satisfied users and their teams have been implementing projects using Nozbe – a system and application to increase productivity on all the most popular platforms. User opinion: “Thanks to Nozbe, I organize and carry out tasks.” It’s a short but perfect definition! Since 2007, we’ve been constantly improving the Nozbe productivity system, which is valued by hundreds of thousands of busy people and their successful teams from around the world. We offer our clients not only applications for all popular platforms (Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS) but also friendly support and educational materials to help them achieve success and harmony in life. Link here
Application to communication – remote work
Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. From Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems, and drive their business forward.
Microsoft’s goal is to provide effective communication in teams when they work away from each other by providing Microsoft Teams as many users as possible. The Teams app lets you chat, organize meetings, make calls and collaborate – all in one place. Link here
Application to transfer data:
Wetransfer is the most popular platform to transfer files for free up to 2GB. You can easily upload the files on the server and send the download link to your coworkers. Probably most of you already have used it but we still would like to mention that. If you have bigger requirements for files you can try always pro version. Link Here
Pluses of remote work:
- no office rental costs (very high fixed cost)
- flexible plan of the day
- you don’t have to spend a lot of time commuting
- the ability to work from all of the places
- childcare possibility
Minuses of remote work:
- no contact with people
- lack of self-discipline can affect efficiency and working hours
- a lot of distractions in the work environment at home
- nevertheless, worse communication – it’s hard to change, compare it to face to face meetings
We hope that these little tips will help you improve your work efficiency and switch to remote work mode. We have presented only two in our opinion the most popular solutions in each category. If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments. We will try to answer as soon as possible.
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