Six months ago our lives were put on hold in response to the Coronavirus. Many companies were forced to rely on new technologies to continue providing their services. Tech companies such as Zoom, Docusign and Slack have dominated the workspace, allowing team members to be connected, while physically separated.
Clients have been able to access our advice, while still social distancing, via video conferencing apps such as Zoom, (whose stock is up a whopping 450% this year). Applications such as Zoom can help strengthen relationships at a time of social distancing, as we are essentially invited into each other’s homes.
Employees are finding they can be more productive working remotely. Clients are finding that shorter, more targeted remote meetings can be a better use of their time than having to drive to and from an office. Will offices become obsolete in the future? We doubt it, however, if there is a silver lining to the pandemic, it is that we have all been forced to take a fresh look at what we do, and how we do it.
At Ogorek, our remote networking applications have, in certain ways, enabled us to be more connected than ever. To better stay in touch with you, we have been emailing three blog posts a week, meeting via Zoom, and retooling our web page to enable us to fully engage with our clients in a remote setting.
We have redesigned our workflows and project management software to ensure that tasks and projects are completed in a timely fashion. In the near future we plan to implement remote quarterly meetings, no longer than a half-hour, to ensure your plan remains current, and to address any concerns you may have.
The Coronavirus has caused many future trends to be pulled into the present. For better or worse then, the future is now.