NEWS #11

Methods to Overcome Digital Communication Barriers When Working Remotely

Why is communication important when managing remote teams?

Remote work has become the new normal for many organizations across the world. While it offers several advantages, such as flexibility, cost savings, and increased productivity, it also poses certain challenges, like difficulty to maintain effective communication and collaboration with remote teams. Remote communication skills can help motivate employees, build trust among team members, and ensure that tasks are completed on time. It can also help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness that often come with working from home. By implementing effective communication strategies in a telework setup, managers can ensure that their teams remain productive and engaged.

Digital communication methods

The shift with more and more employees working from home has made it necessary for businesses to find new ways of communication and collaboration. Digital tools like video conferencing, instant messaging, project management software, and document sharing platforms offer a wide range of options for teleworkers. These tools allow managers to keep track of their teams’ progress and ensure that everyone is on the same page. They also provide an easy way for employees to stay connected with each other and collaborate in real-time.

Live video conferencing or web conferencing

This type of technology can be used for meetings, presentations, and training sessions. Web conferencing is similar to live video conferencing, but it is done online rather than in person. This method allows multiple people to participate in the same meeting from different locations around the world. Web conferencing can also be used for presentations or training sessions.

Tools to use: Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom

Instant messaging

Instant messaging is typically used by teams who work closely together on a regular basis and communicate frequently through text messages or short notes instead of phone calls or emails. It allows teams to communicate quickly and easily while they are working on projects together.

Tools to use: Slack, Hipchat, Trello, Viber

Cloud-based file sharing services

When you're working remotely, it's important to have the right tools at your disposal. Cloud-based file sharing services can help you collaborate with other team members and share information with clients or vendors. You can use these services to share files, manage projects, and communicate with others.

Tools to use: Google Drive, Dropbox


Screen-sharing apps let you share what's on your computer screen with other people over the internet. This is useful for things like video conferencing and even just showing someone how to use an app or program on their computer.

Tools to use: Teamviewer, CoScreen, Zoom, Miro tool

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