Are there any fun ways to stay connected while working remotely?
“Hello everyone. My work requires us to be at home, but I have very little contact with my colleagues. So, I want to ask are there any fun ways to stay connected while working remotely? Any advice will be appreciated.”
With the development of society, many jobs can be done at home at this stage. However, under the circumstance, the connection between the co-workers is less and some people need support about IT issues but they don’t know how to get it. Therefore, in this post, we’ll list 8 fun ways to stay connected while working remotely.
8 ways to stay connected while working remotely
Here in this part, we’ll talk about the ways how to stay connected with your colleagues or your office PC remotely while working from home or other places. Keep reading!
Way 1. Group activities
The most practical and fun way to keep colleagues in touch with each other is to organize various forms of group-building activities. When employees are on a break, they can volunteer to participate in activities that interest them, and thus they can get together and have fun with each other.
Although they are working remotely from home or other places, the group activities won’t let them feel lonely. Therefore, organizing some activities is worth having a try and they can be staying connected while working from home.
Way 2. Make a video
Apart from that, to know how to stay connected with your colleagues remotely while working from home, making a video is a nice way. The co-workers can make a video to introduce themselves and share some interesting things so that the connection and relationships between them will be more closed.
Way 3. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a unified communications service that enables members to initiate text messages, phone calls, and video calls using their Google/Gmail accounts. It's free to use, and colleagues can use it for interviews, meetings, and chats to stay connected while working remotely.
Step 1. On your computer, go to hangouts.google.com or open Hangouts in Gmail. If you have the Hangouts Chrome extension, Hangouts will open in a new window.
Step 2. At the top, click New conversation.
Step 3. Enter and select a name or email address.
Step 4. Type your message. ...On your keyboard, press Enter.
Way 4. Skype for business
Skype for Business is popular with more traditional corporations. It lets you add up to 250 people to online meetings, provides enterprise-grade security, and allows you to access all corporate contacts within a network or organization.
With it, you can see users’ photos, titles, and names, and you can create direct instant messages or create groups. And it integrates with other platforms like Microsoft Office, so it can link to Microsoft platform programs like Outlook, Calendar, SharePoint and OneDrive.
Lastly, you can join a Skype for Business meeting by simply clicking the “Join Meeting” button, whether on desktop or mobile.
Way 5. Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams, a Slack-y program with a list of members of your organization on the left side and chat space on the rest of the screen.
You can also receive phone calls and video calls within Teams if your organization permits, and therefore, you can receive voicemails there as well, even if you don’t have a Team account.
Way 6. Ring Central
RingCentral for Desktop is a comprehensive communications solution with voice, fax, text, conferencing, and web conferencing features. At the same time, you don't have to use separate applications for your daily calls, meetings, and web conferences. The phone numbers inside it are completely different from personal phone numbers, protecting privacy to a large extent.
Way 7. Zoom
Zoom is a video platform that enables professionals to meet virtually and even hold conference-style meetings. It provides attendees with options such as a Q&A box, break-out sessions, panelist and admin capabilities, and screen sharing.
Zoom also allows you to record sessions, which means you can save a file and refer to it later if you are the host. Zoom also has a few emojis, virtual backgrounds, and some fun filters like hats and sunglasses.
Way 8. AnyViewer: Keep connecting while working remotely
If you are looking for some fun ways to stay connected to your PC while working from home, or you need to give remote support to your colleagues while your colleagues running into some IT-related issues, we recommend you use AnyViewer. AnyViewer is a remote access software that allows you to connect to your office PC with one click and let you give support to your colleagues, which is fairly simple and effective.
Note: With AnyViewer iOS version, you can control a PC from an iPad or iPhone.
Part 1: Control your office PC with one click
Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up.
Step 2. Fill in the signup information.
Step 3. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.
Step 4. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can achieve a direct connection by clicking Remote control.
☞ Note: You can also upgrade your account to Professional or Enterprise edition to assign more devices and to connect to another computer in privacy mode.
Part 2: Give support to your colleagues
Step 1. Sign up and fill in the information to create AnyViewer account. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically.
Step 2. After logging in, you can see your interface as the following picture.
Step 3. Go to the “Connect” tab, and then you can see the device ID. Ask your friends or family member to tell you the device ID of the host PC.
Step 4. Enter the device ID of the remote PC and then click on “Connect”.
Step 5. For the 2 options, choose the first one “Send a control request to your partner”, and then click on “OK”.
Step 6. There will be a pop-up window on the host PC. Click on “Allow” to receive remote support. And then the connection will be realized.
Here in this post, we list 8 fun ways to stay connected while working remotely, such as group chat, Skype for business... If you need to connect to your office PC, we strongly recommend you to use AnyViewer.