Technology Tools for Those Working outside the Office
With the advent of high quality laptops, internet-connected smart phones, and cloud services, you can already work away from the office and with any latest devices, such as web apps and synchronized web storage of files, you can work on documents anywhere. Here are helpful tools that will help you stay organized, productive, and connected, whether you’re working from a cafe or on a co-working space.
Availability of broadband services
When you’re bringing your work outside the office, such that you still want to be productive and you can’t take the chances with Internet access since you don’t want to be tied down to any particular place, it’s best to invest in an Internet service, like a mobile broadband service, and, in this way, you can work from an Android smart phone or link the broadband service to your laptop.
With an online storage service, like Dropbox, you can store work documents online and have them ready on your desktop, smart phone or laptop and all versions of your files are the same across the devices, and you don’t need to do any complex setup or synching. Online document storage is far easier and more efficient than sending your documents via e-mail attachments.
Because passwords are vital requirements to open your e-mail account or online service access or social media account, etc., it’s good and practical to save your passwords in a password manager, which keeps the information encrypted while synching it across devices, and, through this accessible technology, you get security and convenience.
The advantage of online task manager
Working outside the office is not a valid reason to be slack on your job and it helps to use online task manager to accomplish any due work projects, and it also further helps if you use the web service and Android app to stay connected to the outlined work responsibilities provided for by the online task manager, so you can work with great focus.
The usefulness of chatting online
With advance technology being set up in all aspects of life and work, there is no excuse why you can’t have an open communication with the concerned people in your office and make a follow up, even if you’re away from office, when it’s possible to have regular and open communications with your co-workers or business associates or customers via an online chat, like Skype, where you can conduct discussions, conferences, and staff meetings chatting online with them. In addition, with online video chat in Messenger, you can even get your office onboard through your smart phones or laptop.
Remember, that all these tools won’t help if you don’t prioritize your work, therefore, when you’re traveling or away from the office, find a place where you can focus and be productive, tune out your non-work obligations, and even consider dressing in your office attire to feel that you’re still at work.