Master how to work from home

Working Anywhere is not the same as Working Anytime. On this page – we hope to show you how to be more successful doing teamwork at home.

Level 1 – Trying to recreate the office

A lot of teams who are “suddenly remote” are at this level. Trying to recreate the office when you’re working from home – with video calls and chat results in low productivity. It amplifies the problems that already existed in the office. Companies at this level spend massively more $$$ on real estate, instead of embracing a culture and toolset that’s truly good at working from home.

TOOLS

  • Video calls
  • Chat
  • Conferencing

WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR

  • “Can we jump on a call right now?”
  • “Yea, maybe we should chat”
  • “Who was supposed to do that?”

RESULTS

  • Huge waste of expensive time
  • Constant interruptions
  • Work is chaotic and unpredictable

Level 2 – Starting to capture things

People start editing shared Microsoft Office or Google Docs to document decisions, actions, notes and points. You feel better because you don’t have to remember everything. It’s “written down somewhere”. It’s still untrackable – since static documents were never designed for accountability or structured workflows in a team.

TOOLS

  • Office 365
  • Google Suite
  • Knowledge capture apps

WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR

  • “We wrote it down. Did you do it?”
  • “I wasn’t sure what happens next”
  • “How does this normally work?”

RESULTS

  • Real-time discussion is recorded
  • Little or no consistency in work output
  • Can’t predict tasks, workflows or actions

Level 3 – Predictable. Calm. Productive.

The only way to be productive in a distributed team is to document what’s done, who does it, and how. Then automate how you track tasks. Working anytime (instead of real-time) is possible when processes are clear, documented, trackable, repeatable and improvable. Productivity shoots up to be even higher than in the office.

TOOLS

Yes – we know it’s sales-y, but:

WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR

  • “You can track it yourself”
  • “I know how to do that”
  • “You’ll know when your task comes up”

RESULTS

  • No need to be available in “real-time”
  • No interruptions – save hours per day
  • Less stress. Everyone’s happier.

Tallyfy works for Levels 1, 2 and 3


Tallyfy blueprints are far better than traditional process documentation and flowcharts. We started by designing our workflows in one place and then moved on to automating them. Now, all our processes are being done much faster and with fewer mistakes!

- Dennis - Head of Operations at a mid-size US company / See more    stories



Stop losing tasks in the chaos of emails and chats. Find your playbooks, know-how, SOP’s and forms in one place. Track progress. Automate approvals. Stop worrying about the details.

Do you want to run your processes better?