Lockdown has come with many challenges.
This is especially true for business owners who have very suddenly had to adapt to working remotely in the space of a few weeks. This change has impacted an awful lot of companies, and many smaller businesses have gone bankrupt. The surviving companies have all had to face uncertainty and gone through many changes to remain in business, and many are still struggling.
However, it has not just been the money that has been a problem for businesses. In some cases, it has been the willingness of the employees who are working remotely. Concentration levels have suffered greatly due to the changes, as has the overall quality of work. For some people, it is the amount of stress they are under; for others, it is a simple case of they cannot get in the right mindset. Either way, it is very frustrating for employers who are trying to keep the business afloat and keep their workers in their jobs.
Many bosses have also had difficulty finding a working communication platform. As a result, employees’ understanding of their tasks has suffered and caused a lot of frustration. It has also impacted the amount of communication between employees, making some feel isolated and alone, which has been impacting their mental health and productivity.
One significant change that business owners have incorporated into their companies is using a cloud-based storage service. It has released a lot of stress on remote workers. The use of a DBAAS (Database-as-a-service) has also helped improve the work experience for many.
The cloud service has not only helped because of this, however. It has also helped those who might have struggled to access their work and has increased the level of communication between employees. This is because of real-time group editing visibility, which allows employees (and employers) to see what their comrades are up to in real-time, without needing them to stop what they are doing and email it over of retrieval might have changed drastically anyway.
However, the use of the cloud most likely will not stop after lockdown ends. There has become a massive reliance on the cloud database in both businesses and schools, and those that were reluctant to start using this tool will probably be reluctant to stop.
Many business owners have found use in the massive amount of storage they can purchase and use and, in the communication, and collaboration that the cloud provides. This can be a helpful tool well after lockdown has finished, as it is far more convenient and secure than just emailing the same document backward and forwards with a new update on it.
Moving forward, it is likely that the use of the cloud will not stop and will play a crucial part in the way businesses are run, and, likely, many of the changes that many companies have paid out for will remain in action for many years post-COVID.