George van Rooyen, Pagefreezer: Implementing a Team Collaboration Tool? Here Are 8 Questions Your IT Department Should Consider

Extract from George van Rooyen’s article “Implementing a Team Collaboration Tool? Here Are 8 Questions Your IT Department Should Consider”

Team collaboration tools are enjoying something of a moment. Already a popular method of communication and documentation between office-based teams, 2020’s pandemic saw many enterprises scramble to implement solutions, keen to keep their workforce connected as remote working became an overnight necessity.

In the United States, 4.7 million employees work from home for at least half the week. That’s 3.4% of the entire workforce. 62% of full-time employees between the ages of 22 and 65 work remotely at least some of the time. 30% of all employees are working for companies that are entirely remote.

All of this was happening before the Coronavirus pandemic turned the working world as we know it on its head. The amount of workers who work from home at least one day a week has grown 400% in the last 10 years. 

Although they also have a role to play within teams collaborating in the proximity of an office, the acceleration of remote working means that team collaboration tools are no longer optional, but a mandatory aspect of modern enterprise

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