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Top 7 Industries for Work From Home Jobs

The pandemic has permanently reshaped the workplace. It made millions of people say goodbye to the rush hour and start working from home. The apps such as Skype, Zoom, Chanty, or Slack made it all possible. We no longer have to be in an office full-time. The truth of the matter is, we proved that working from home can be effectively done in our PJs from the comfort of our sofa. Based on research by the Conference Board, less than 10% worked from home prior to the pandemic.

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4 Common Problems of Virtual Teams are Solved

Low-stress level, no commute, no shoes, PJs only, spending more time with family and friends, and so much more. Sounds neat right? According to some studies, remote work has brought higher productivity and a more positive work-life balance since the beginning of the pandemic. However, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies, is it? We have been facing some challenges, to say the least.

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Communication Breakdown in the Workplace

Do you remember when we were at school and had group projects? The idea was to work as a team and share ideas. Fun, huh? There was just this one itsy-bitsy thing: not everyone was heard or taken into consideration. It was really hard to communicate your opinion unless you were the loud one on the team. The same holds today when we are adults working on a bit more serious projects. Effective communication can go a long way when working in a company.

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The Ultimate Guide to Video Conferencing

The alarm rings on your phone. It’s 7 am. You swipe up to shut the alarm and unlock your phone to check your messages. The first message is from a client in Europe requesting an urgent video conference call for 7:30 am your time. You roll out of bed, freshen up, put on a crisp shirt over your shorts and flip flops, fix yourself a cup of coffee, and you’re ready to roll.

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Infographic: 10 Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

Remote working, working-at-home, telecommuting, and any other similar variations of terms that describe working outside the walls of a traditional office, are getting increased popularity in recent years. Before Covid 19 working from home was a luxury that many of us dreamed of. Seeing pictures of remote workers in some distant places was something that we all wished for (at least I know I did). But let’s be real. Not all that glitters is gold. Working from home has some pitfalls as well.

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Labor Productivity Calculator: How to Measure Employee Performance

Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker. Paul Krugman, The Age of Diminishing Expectations There are different definitions when it comes to productivity. Wikipedia would say that “productivity describes various measures of the efficiency of production”.

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7 Tips to Increase Productivity When Working From Home

Don’t work from bed. You want your bed to be a place of peace and calm, not work stress. Liz Grossman Kitoyi The situation we are in right now, the pandemic and our so-called “new normal”, has made some drastic changes to the global work scenario. Many global employers opt for work-from-home to save our economy from a new depression. Little did we know that we’d be facing a slightly different depression. Yes, I know, working from home sounds peachy.

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Top 8 Work Management Apps to Improve Your Bottom Line

Someday, artificial intelligence will break time boundaries, days will have more hours in them, but still not enough for us. The thing is, it’s not about how much time you have but how you use it. In this sense, technologies can help us today. “Time is money” is a well–worn cliché and although it sounds hollow, it is by no means devoid of meaning.

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Best Team Chat Apps with Video Calling Feature

There’s no question that the internet has forever revolutionized the way we communicate. Gone are the days where we’d write letters to relatives to see how they were doing — having to wait days if not weeks to hear back. In fact, many of us don’t even make phone calls or send emails anymore. There are just so many better online options that the digital world has brought us to the point where legacy communication methods have become increasingly obscure year after year.

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11 Best Team Chat Apps. Who's Got the Muscle?

Here’s the truth: there are hardly any ‘team chat apps’ left on the market. Today’s corporate messengers are not about communication only. As demands of businesses have risen, team chat apps turned into powerful collaboration tools. They mix chats, work items and integrations with third-party apps, becoming a kind of ‘work hubs’ to satisfy business needs. Back in 2013, Slack pioneered with this approach to team chat apps.