Working remotely is not something that comes naturally to most enterprises. Dept.of Media is well equipped for this new era. We are here to help you regardless of where you are in the world. My home is in Berlin, but I continuously travel worldwide to meet my clients. One of our main advantages is our globally dispersed talent pool and experience.

Working Remotely: Global Team and Talent

Our agency has decades of professional experience between us. I alone have been a creative professional since 2000 when I  started the Dept. of Media as Owner and Executive Producer. Our company provides digital solutions for sports, corporate, music, along with independent clients. One of my great strengths is a focus on providing holistic services with a 360 degrees angle. These services include every aspect of video production, whether it’s model casting, music videos, or post-production. Besides his work at Dept. of Media, he is also a renowned real estate professional with a global reach and works with clients worldwide.

What makes a great partner for you is that we have perfected remote work. In addition to my experience, the Dept. of Media has a team distributed across the globe with decades of cumulative experience. Many companies struggle with meeting deadlines, maximizing productivity, or dealing with cultural issues. We don’t have any of those problems since we have already been working remotely and deliver fantastic results every single time. There are many benefits to working with remote teams, with productivity being one of them.

Remote Workers are More Productive

We can all agree that performance matters. That’s why remote work has become such a big deal. You no longer need to spend hours each week commuting. Now that we are working remotely, we can work from anywhere.  The ability to dictate life on our terms inevitably makes us more productive.

Research and statistics back up the fact that we are all more productive when we work from home. HubSpot reports that  80% of all users are more productive while they work remotely. B2c conducted their study that found that remote workers are up to 25% more productive than their counterparts who work in the office.

Why are people who work remotely more productive than their office-bound colleagues? That’s because they have more agency in their life. When we have agency in our lives, we accomplish great things. The next question is, how are we more productive at work?

How Are  We More Productive Working Remotely?

There are several reasons why this is the case. Remote workers are more engaged in their work than those who do not. There are several reasons why this is the case:

  • Virtual leaders male the best of their tools. Working remotely forces us to make the best use of our resources. We need to filter out the daily distractions to get our work done in other words. This forces us to communicate well through different channels, whether it is email, videoconferencing, or phone calls.
  • We need to manage our time better than when we worked in the office.  Since we use virtually, that forces us to organize our days and workflows that our colleagues who work from the office don’t have to. While this sounds like a disadvantage, it is a competitive advantage.
  • Work-life integration is a must, or we burn out.  The traditional concept of work-life balance is antiquated. Here is an excellent piece by Time Magazine on why that is the case. Instead, we should focus on how to live the life we want.

Remote workers adapt well to changing environments. That requires us to be engaged with ourselves and with our colleagues. The tools we rely on are especially crucial to our success, incredibly Zoom.

The Most Important Tool for Remote Work: Zoom

There are dozens of tools that remote workers use. For this post, I will focus on Zoom.

Zoom is instrumental for collaborating with colleagues distributed across the globe. Is it the only video-conferencing game in town? No. But it is the most important, and there are reasons for that.

  • It’s easy to use. Zoom’s biggest strength is that it is easy to use. All it takes is a couple of clicks to get the show rolling. For those who are don’t use Zoom that much, the first thing you need to do is create an account and download an application onto your desktop and mobile device. The app’s GUI will go along way in guiding how to use its features properly. If any of you have any questions about how it works, here is a link from its Help Center that will address any that you have.
  • Somebody can stream your events in real-time.  Hosting events is not easy. That is especially so for those of us who have to work remotely.  Zoom makes it much easier for us to do that because we can stream them in real-time and through social media.
  • We can still meet with our colleagues even if they are halfway across the globe. Meetings are critical to how teams operate, especially if they are remote-based. If I need to meet with colleagues based in Prague or Toronto, that won’t be an issue because of Zoom.

While there are many tools that remote tools need, few can beat Zoom in functionality and convenience. The best tools are intuitive, and Zoom is as intuitive as you can get. In a  future blog post, I will go over the tools that remote teams need in greater depth.

The Takeaway – Dept. of Media will work with you wherever you are

I travel all over the world to meet clients where they are. In addition to myself, I have teammates in Prague, Toronto,  and New York who can attend to your needs. Even if we can’t meet in person, I can still meet with you virtually.  We are one of the few video production agencies with a holistic strategy for every business aspect. Is your organization looking for a start-to-finish product? Or are your needs somewhere in-between? Regardless we got you covered. We will provide the footage, edit, and distribute the product. If you want to work with me, please don’t be shy.