Zoho is a big supporter of remote work, with over 8,000 employees across 11 countries and 10 offices, with a solid minority working remotely from their homes. This is possible due to advancements in technology and cloud-based tools
. You no longer have to be confined to four walls in a traditional office. You can work, communicate, and collaborate virtually from virtually anywhere.
Zoho is not alone in making the switch to remote work setups in light of the coronavirus outbreak–millions of people are joining the remote work force. With modern digital tools, it has become easier than ever to stay connected no matter where you are. Zoho has adopted work from home as our default state in order to keep our employees and customers safe.
No matter where you are in your remote work journey, we have the tips and tricks you need to get started on the right foot. Having the right tools in place is essential for any remote worker.
“Even if times are tough to the extent that humanity is challenged, with the right tools, things that may seem remotely possible, can be made possible remotely” – Hariharan Muralimanohar, Head of Marketing – Zoho One
How Remotely Was Formed
Did you know that our new Zoho Remotely
suite was built in just one week? Even the website went live in just three days. To manage this project, we relied heavily on text chat to communicate with teammates, designers, copywriters, and developers
who were all working from different locations. This was possible because we were already accustomed to text chatting with peers. However, we also made use of our video and audio call features to interact with teammates, designers, copywriters, and developers.
The use of cloud-based tools made it possible for everyone to stay working as a unit, even when the project was progressing. It is always best to be prepared with the right set of software tools, especially when working remotely. I cannot imagine how much more difficult the project would have been without these tools in place.
Those of us who are used to the hustle and bustle of a busy office may find it hard to stay motivated when we’re suddenly by ourselves at home. This adjustment can feel impossible to some. If you’re one of these people who struggle with the transition, don’t fret. There are steps you can take to ease the adjustment period. Over time, you may even learn how to use the focus gained from solitude to get a lot more done.
Believe in Your Work
You should only do work that you believe in. If you don’t think that the work, you’re doing is making a difference or you’re not being compensated fairly, it might be time to reassess your situation. Maybe you’re trying to please someone else, acting out of fear, or you’re only in it for the money. None of these reasons are good enough to keep you motivated.