Wednesday, April 17, 2024

How to Work More Efficiently At Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

How to Work More Efficiently At Home During COVID-19

Earlier this year, the outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide made people can only stay at home. Many companies organized their employees to work from home during this period to avoid greater losses from the virus. Until today, many people still have to work at home instead of returning to routine daily work patterns. Under this situation, it is obvious that many online working tools are facing higher demands by companies and employees. Today, I’d like to introduce some helpful tools that can boost your working efficiency even if you need to work at home.

Communication Platforms

Recommended tools: Facebook, WhatsApp, Zoom, Webex

There are two types of communication platforms that I would like to introduce. The first should be commonly used social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. These programs are installed on most people’s devices because they are all viral social media platforms for daily chatting and business communications. It would be convenient for people to grasp them because they are the apps most people use daily, even without work.

social-media

The second type of communication tool that can help maintain working efficiency should be online meeting platforms. During COVID-19, people can’t attend face-to-face meetings, but to communicate with project team members to make big decisions, these kinds of media can be a great help. Tools like Zoom, Webex, and Facebook Messenger Room bring convenient functions for teams and companies to hold important meetings online. In this way, people can closely keep in touch with their colleagues and improve efficiency.

zoom-meeting

Files Sharing Platforms

Recommended tool: Google

For sharing some large documents with colleagues, a reliable file-sharing platform can help reduce the time and effort you should spend on it. A reliable and professional platform that can be used to share files online should be Google. After uploading the files to Google, users can freely set the sharing Settings on this platform for communicating with specific people they want.

There are two methods to share. One is that users can directly share the file link with others. So, people who have the link can access the file easily, and no sign-in is required.

google-drive-share-link

Another one is that they can add people to access the files with their Google account signed in. You can even add a whole group for accessing the files. Google brings convenience for online file sharing.

google-drive-share-to-someone

Online Files Editing Collaboration

Recommended tools: Google Docs, Office 365

Sometimes, people may need to edit the same documents to complete content; instead of transferring the files more than once, using a tool that can edit the files together would be wonderful and efficient. Fortunately, we have that kind of tool currently. The big brands Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365 allow people to collaborate to edit the same documents on the platform. Inviting the people by entering their Google or Microsoft accounts will enable them to access the documents you shared and edit them as needed together with you.

google-docs-collaboration

Platforms to Add E-signs Online

Recommended tools: EasePDF, Adobe Acrobat DC, Smallpdf

For business people sometimes need to sign documents for business purposes. But when they have to work at home, people can not sign a contract on paper directly. So, having a tool that can help sign documents online is more helpful. The records are usually prepared in PDF format, so using some e-sign tools to add a signature to PDF files will be practical. This can be easily done because many tools can complete this job online. By adding the file to the online PDF e-sign tool, you can immediately add typed and handwritten signature images to the document.

easepdf-esign-tool

Summary

Although COVID-19 has kept people at home, bringing quite a lot of inconvenience to both daily life and work or study, thanks to the development of all kinds of technologies as well as electronic products, people can overcome all the difficulties and easily adapt to the convenience brought by such high-tech development. Therefore, working at home is not a difficult thing for companies anymore. Even if you must maintain all your job requirements at home, you can still improve your efficiency with many helpful online tools. So instead of regard it as torture, enjoy the convenience of working at home!

Jenna D. Norton
Jenna D. Norton
Creator. Amateur thinker. Hipster-friendly reader. Award-winning internet fanatic. Zombie practitioner. Web ninja. Coffee aficionado. Spent childhood investing in frisbees for the government. Gifted in exporting race cars in Orlando, FL. Had a brief career short selling psoriasis in Ohio. Earned praise for getting my feet wet with human growth hormone in Minneapolis, MN. Spent several years creating marketing channels for banjos for farmers. Spent 2002-2010 merchandising karma for no pay.

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