We’re often asked about technology to help people work effectively from home. We use Microsoft Teams, of course, but that’s only a tool. And tools do not a solution make! Collaboration systems are one of those automations that has humans at its heart, and they’re the most important part. So throughout our Covid19 lockdown we’ve made sure that first thing every morning we get together for a daily stand-up or “team huddle”.
This is how to help people work effectively from home, regardless of the tools you select to help & facilitate. Be human, be kind, and support each other. Be open, be honest.
Jon is JFDI’s Director of Research & Development. He’s been a consultant for over 30 years, making computers do clever things for 40 years, playing with electronics for even longer, and fixing problems with bits of technology for as long as he can remember. He’s also been a freelance writer since 1988, including as Contributing Editor of PC Pro Magazine.