Enable your Remote Team with Digital Workflows
In response to the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases locally and globally, most employees were forced to work from home. Even before this crisis, remote working is becoming more commonplace in the current business environment. However, some companies have some resistance to this work arrangement due to multiple barriers that have to be overcome.
Some business owners fear a drop in productivity in their employees. Some don’t want to incur additional costs by implementing collaboration and productivity tools, not realizing that these tools are highly beneficial to office workers, as well. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, companies had to make the change almost overnight. It’s been a disruption to how businesses and their people typically work.
The business owners and business executives had to look for ways to keep the operations effectively running. Outside the traditional office setting, an employee can work as long as there is a computer with an internet connection; but for the remote working arrangement to work optimally and produce the same results as the traditional office setting, a company has to adopt the necessary automation tools.
How workflow automation can help your remote team
Keep operational workflows flowing while your team is remote.
With automated workflows, you no longer need to print out documents and pass it along a chain-of-command, from desk-to-desk.
Instead, it will be passed on from person-to-person, as a task by the system.
Even your employees are dispersed, they can accomplish their tasks and be able to keep the engine running, with greater efficiency compared to having a manual system.
Instant visibility enables you to track process status and progress.
Monitor the progress of workflows remotely, and be able to categorically view if a workflow is still ongoing, completed, or already overdue. This allows supervisors, managers, and even team members to easily identify accomplishments and things to keep an eye on. Consequently, it keeps the team under control without the need for serious supervision.
Stay on track.
With a workforce that works in different locations, staying on track could be a challenge. With a workflow automation system, everyone knows what to do next everytime a workflow starts and enable them to prioritize easily. This prevents tasks to slip through the cracks. This is especially significant for highly time-sensitive workflows. It also means that employees will be able to focus on the tasks at hand, rather than being preoccupied with uncertainties in a workflow
Handle documentation digitally in a systematic way.
Whether you’re managing an office-based team or a remote team, making a switch to digital workflows could mean a lot of things for an organization.
- Cost-savings brought by less dependence on paper;
- Enhanced security as the document will only be viewed by the applicable person;
- Risk of losing a document is eliminated as there is no need to carry it physically;
- Uniformity of storage and duplicate versions will be prevented since the system stores these documents in a single storage
Get started on workflow automation with Activity Factory
Transition to remote work is not an easy feat, but the right tools can make a whole lot of difference. This is where a workflow automation tool can help.
With a workflow automation tool, you can minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and future disasters, keep operations running and maintain a high level of efficiency across your team without the need to be in the office.
Activity Factory is a workflow automation tool that allows companies to build consistent and auditable compliance and operational workflows, ensuring that the right processes are followed at the right times while staying compliant.