You’ve seen it. You’ve heard about it. You’re experiencing it. Workplace policies are changing as well as processes at a global level.
From startups to corporations- regardless of the industry, the general workflow in traditional office settings has drastically changed. These interruptions are the product of public health concerns, quarantines, and travel bans. As a result, companies of all sizes are scrambling to enforce business continuity plans. But are they enough?
Business Continuity Plans Aren’t Enough
Business continuity plans are essentially logistical plans that kick in to keep companies engines running through natural disasters. Currently, people are affected worldwide instead of smaller, defined regions. As a result, most business continuity plans are proving to be futile, exposing many gaps in terms of how well team members can efficiently communicate and collaborate in a manner that resembles that of an office setting.
Remote work is being highly encouraged and at times enforced. While telecommuting has exponentially grown in popularity in the past decade due to its many inherent perks, it is still much easier said than done for more traditional companies that heavily rely on legacy technologies and/or processes that have yet to undergo a transformation. Many questions and concerns come to mind for such companies which have to quickly learn to adapt to the world of telecommuting.
- How can business meetings take place?
- Will high-level strategy sessions need to be postponed?
- Is there any way to keep team members engaged even though they are not in the office?
Technology to the Rescue
Thankfully, we live in the age of amazing VoIP technologies to allow audio and/or video conference calls. We also live in the age of cloud technologies, for easy access to documents and files almost anywhere at any time. There are also plenty of messaging services available, which can be used for quick exchanges between departments. However, these are all only pieces of the puzzle. They ease burdens in their own unique way, but they still fall short.
Remote work can only truly be successful, and comparable to the ideal office environment, when there is transparency. More often than not, remote workers find themselves knowing the bare minimum of what’s going on, and what led to major decisions being made. Their voices are seldom heard, which is sincerely a waste of their unique knowledge and expertise. It doesn’t take much for friction to develop due to the mounting uncertainties, which needlessly places upper management in a false position despite their best efforts to keep the business running. And this is where Ment.io comes in.
Ment.io is a collaborative decision-making tool for companies to take their discussions online. What that means is that Ment.io digitally brings normalcy back for team members that are accustomed to discussions in the office. If anything, it also enhances the quality of discussions being made in the decision-making process.
With Ment.io, everyone gets to contribute their insights to team discussions, and their voice will be heard, no matter how crowded the discussion may get. Thanks to Ment.io’s proprietary scoring mechanism, experts in certain arenas will have greater clout in discussions that revolve around their expertise. This gives team leads all the context they need to make the most trusted decisions quickly and more efficiently while giving transparency to team members on the decision-making process.
Better Collaboration. Better Decisions. Happier Teams.
Team members can be engaged with Ment.io, and work with full confidence in knowing that they are still valued as much as ever by team leaders. The team leaders themselves also have much to gain by using Ment.io, as the inclusive platform inherently makes the decision-making process scalable. Better decisions can be made in less time.