Stay in touch with the team
Understanding what’s going on in the business, keeping up with the team’s progress on projects and tasks, and communicating with them is essential, no matter where you are. No longer do you have to rely on the inefficiency of taking notes from a phone conversation, however. Team management software like slack.com makes it a lot easier to track conversations with different teams and employees, as well as to maintain a bird’s eye view on the different projects, where the team is in them, and what needs to be done next.
Access what you need, when and where you need it
Whether it’s a report you want to share with a partner, a pitch you want to deliver to a client or notes you simply want to catch up on, it’s a lot easier to access all your files no matter where you are. Cloud storage systems such as Google Drive and Google Cloud can help you keep all your resources with you on the go. No more having to bring everything on a thumb drive or, even worse, having to print it out.
Bring your work with you
You don’t have to sit on the sidelines waiting until you get back to the office before you can do anything practical. The Cloud is useful for a lot more than just storing all those important work documents and files. It can even help you access the software you use to keep up with your core business processes. From Office software like the services from totalcalibration.com.au to accounting, HR, and more, you can actually do a lot more on the road. What’s more, the Cloud keeps it all connected, so you don’t have to send it to any coworkers you’re collaborating with. All they have to do is access the same file and it will have all the updates you made to it.
Someone’s always in the office, even when you’re not home
Sometimes, it’s not enough to go by yourself, you need to bring the whole team with you. When that happens, who’s manning the phones and replying to customers visiting the site? With the help of answering services and virtual assistants, you never have to miss a call. Whether you have them forward it or take messages for you, your office can keep running even with no-one in it.
No matter where you are and how far away your team may be, it’s becoming easier for business owners to both stay in touch and actively work from a wide range of devices. Simply incorporate the tips above and you could make those business trips more productive than they have ever been.