Since the initial outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, many organisations have focussed solely on survival. They’ve moved to remote working because they had to, and continually made small steps to adapt and get things done.

Now it’s time for the next step, thriving. Remote working might no longer be necessary, but countless businesses have realised its power in terms of productivity, cost-savings and employee morale.

The only hurdle left is the big C that is ‘collaboration’. Without all staff in one place, how can you continue to work as a team and truly thrive? We think it comes down to three smaller ‘C’s…


The first and most critical factor is communication. Just because you’re in remote locations, doesn’t mean you all have to be isolated from one another. Employees should have a variety of communication methods available and the ability to choose whichever suits them.

Think monthly meetings, weekly catch ups, daily calls or even an ongoing group chat for quick checks or discussions. Remember that not everyone needs to be on every call. Staff who are working closely on a particular project might need to speak every day, whereas other will simply benefit from a weekly video call to stay in the loop. Utilise video, voice and text in a combination that fits your team.


Next, there’s convenience. By this, we mean employees having what they need, when they need it. With top-rate digital asset management software, not only can you store all your assets in one place, but you can also organise them properly with advanced metadata that makes retrieval a breeze.

A sophisticated security model allows you to set up different levels of access with the right permissions for each role, so everyone has the resources they need without unauthorised access to anything they don’t. By deploying the system in the cloud, it will work the same in any location with a stable internet connection.


Finally, there’s cohesion. You’ve given everyone the tools they need to communicate and crack on with work. But how do you know they’re on the same page? That’s where project management software comes into play.

There are a wide range of solutions out there that allow you to organise which projects people are working on and where they’re up to. It’s useful for different employees to keep track of what they need to do and what their colleagues are up to. But it’s also invaluable for managers, who can track progress without constantly having to check in.

Go from survive to thrive

Collaboration is the key to moving from survive to thrive when working remotely. At iBase, we help organisations succeed wherever they’re based with our feature-rich digital asset management software.

If you’d like to find out more about how it works, we’re happy to provide a free demonstration. Contact us today to get the ball rolling.

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