The remote workplace has has taken on a whole new role due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been impressive to see that the levels of productivity in so many cases have not suffered significantly to date. Some suggest that much of remote workers’ ability to be able to get things done has been enabled and supported by IoT and AI technologies. And if we agree with the notion that in light of this success the remote workplace will remain a popular option moving forward, the IoT and AI will make even bigger contributions. The following article lists six key areas where these technologies can add meaningful value to the equation
Remote work productivity has come to the forefront recently due to so many people getting work done from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting stuff done is crucial for off-site workers at any time because it helps them prove they’re capable of maintaining high output with limited or no supervision.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) can help. Here are six compelling examples.
1. ASSISTING PEOPLE WITH KEEPING TO-DO LISTS
People who own an Apple Watch will be glad to know it could help them remember which tasks to complete. There are several free to-do apps for the Apple Watch. Seeing the incomplete responsibilities tends to motivate people, and checking them off brings a sense of accomplishment.
Those not yet accustomed to working from home often feel overwhelmed in the early stages. They have difficulty organizing their workdays to maximize their time on the clock. To-do apps relieve that anxiety — and many of them work on smartphones and tablets, too.
2. OFFERING AI TIME-TRACKING TOOLS
Remote workers often use time trackers. Their employers want assurance that they use their time well. Many time-tracking applications exist, but one called Timely stands alone due to its functionality. The tool uses AI to convert tracked activities into timesheets.