There's no industry, across the globe, that's been unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. With complete shutdowns and supply line obstacles, there have been a lot of challenges. One of the most notable changes has been companies being forced to shift to a fully remote workforce.

However, technology has us uniquely positioned to enable a smoother transfer than many of us deemed possible. From IT infrastructure advancements to applications and software, many companies, with the help of service providers, are ready to meet the challenges of remote work head on.

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Technology challenges caused by the shift to remote work

Since March of 2020, a vast majority of organizations worldwide have shifted their workforces from a corporate office space to a remote setting, which often consists of working from home. With many business leaders and executives suggesting that remote work is likely here to stay, one of the primary challenges is ensuring that technology for remote workers is efficient. It should keep teams in communication and allow team leaders to monitor employee and team performance from a distance.

One of the primary issues that many have already experienced is that simple technological needs of employees are not met. In fact, one study suggests that executives are already recognizing that employees need better hardware and equipment; items that were often provided in the office must now be shifted to the home office.

Not only does hardware present an issue, but any industries that require monitoring of technology, teams, and individual performance through business data dashboards are running into very real challenges as well. For managers and leaders who supervise multiple teams or even multiple individuals across multiple clients, there is a lot of monitoring required. Typically, in-office workstations for those individuals included multiple screens and the ability to monitor each of those independently. However, having shifted to a home office, many do not have the equipment, nor the space to satisfy those needs.

Even before COVID-19, technology issues were a problem in office, from connectivity to performance; these issues often result in productivity impacts that are avoidable. In fact, with workers more productive than ever in their new remote situations, more and more organizations are looking for ways to capitalize on these positive remote work trends and keep employee performance and efficiency levels high.

How individual data dashboards can help your team overcome remote work challenges

Whether you’re monitoring machines or employees, being able to monitor and measure work across segments, clients, and teams and analyze performance issues before they become client or team issues is significant. It’s one of the reasons that data dashboards are one of the most valuable assets during this workplace evolution.

Not only do data dashboards help you monitor and visualize key performance indicators (KPIs) across departments or business units, but they assist in real-time remote management of all of these assets. Once you’ve set your team goals, your KPI dashboards help your team stay focused on those goals and allow you to monitor them remotely. Further, utilizing business data dashboards, you can set team and individual goals and communicate effectively with people as you monitor successes and areas of weakness. Again, real-time data and shared dashboards ensure you and your team members are aligned on performance, metrics, and goals.

Create custom filters to monitor remote employee performance through BrightGauge's data dashboards

Even before 2020 shifted the work landscape under our collective feet, BrightGauge’s technology was in place to help workers manage the challenges being thrust upon today’s workforce. What were once in-office tools designed to keep team leaders abreast of employee performance are now invaluable remote work tools for all organizations across a variety of industries.

Data dashboards themselves are, as noted, helpful for visualizing and aligning teams, but BrightGauge’s dashboards allow custom filters that allow you to determine what data you want to see and how you want to see it. Not only does this help you monitor team performance, but those same filters allow you to see individual employee performance and develop strategies, goals, and plans that align with employee strengths and address performance shortfalls.


If the past year has taught us anything, if the world of data teaches us anything, it's how quickly things can change. It's why one of the greatest tools of BrightGauge's dashboards is the ability not only to individualize and filter dashboards, but to also create a playlist. This enables you to choose which dashboards display, in rotation, on your screen. Set time increments anywhere from from 30 seconds to 5 minutes and you can conveniently monitor all your dashboards from one screen, as if watching a slideshow. 

2020 has presented us all with challenges but it’s also shown us how to use the tools available to meet them and continue our successes moving forward. If you’d like to learn more about how BrightGauge’s dashboard can help you meet the challenges of remote work, sign up for our webinar today.

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