Working from home has suddenly become the new normal. Its acronym (WFH) frequently appears in social media, with amusing stories from those getting used to video conferencing and working remotely.

Managing remote employees introduces challenges, especially when you’re used to everyone in the same building. It's much easier when you have the right tools. We’ve posted several articles that can help. 

When remote working was on the rise, we discussed the importance of clear communication and the value of a central hub in “Successfully Managing Remote Employees” and “Making Remote Work.”

Good, clear communication is the core of successfully managing remote teams. Examples of remote working fails are almost always caused by poor communication. Check out this article, “Five Tips for Better Team Communication” ; always relevant, especially in WFH scenarios.

Those who rely on paper will feel the most pain when having to manage their process remotely. Even with everyone and everything onsite, this practice is inefficient and wasteful. Read “Is Your Agency Truly Paperless” for information on how to implement a paperless process. An automated document manager will eliminate the need for paper documents and physical files. "Automating Document Management" will show you how this feature can store files and keep everything organized.

Even paperless agencies rely on manual processes all too often. Using spreadsheets for project schedules or reports is one example. Sure, email can be used to share them with the team, but there’s always the risk that someone is left out of the loop. Read “Integrated Project Management” and “The Benefits of and Integrated Media Workflow” for more on how a central hub ensures everyone has access to current data in real-time from any location.

A central calendar is essential for any organization and is even more essential when everyone works remotely. If your calendar is integrated with your project management platform, it performs at a whole new level. Learn the benefits in “The Power of a Connected Calendar”.

If you’re a current Advantage client reading this article, remember that anyone in your agency can call or email our support team. Everyone at Advantage is here to support your organization.

Not an Advantage client? Learn more about how you can run your agency from home (or anywhere).

The Advantage agency management system is an all-in-one solution purpose-built for agencies and creative teams of all sizes.

We’ve been exclusively focused on helping our clients maximize productivity, efficiency and profitability for over 40 years, with almost a thousand agencies counting on us to help run their business every day.

With Advantage you get a team of US-based agency veterans supporting you every step of the way.  All implementation and training is done by experienced Advantage staff, and all clients have unlimited access to our live customer support line from 8am-7:30pm Eastern every business day.

Find out how Advantage can help you by contacting us for a complimentary demo or discussion about your unique needs.