Obstacles to Remote Collaboration in the technical sector

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The technology is still evolving – our processes are too complex – staff are not on board – we don’t see the use – our suppliers are resistant – the internet connection is not stable.

The list of reasons for which Remote Collaboration is often not successfully introduced is long. In the value added industry in particular, and in the technical sector, many companies still encounter scepticism and some major difficulties with implementation.

However, Remote Collaboration does not just offer a suitable approach during the Corona-19 pandemic – it can also be a real factor for success for the future, meeting the growing demand for experts.

The key to success lies in the preparation. Being well prepared also allows complex and demanding tasks, such as assembly, initial operation, and servicing of machinery and production facilities, to be mastered.

Based on our project experiences 4 core factors for success for Remote Collaboration can be identified            :

  • FOCUS ON THE ACTUAL PROBLEM. In other words, the individual challenges and problems must be solved instead of introducing new technology for its own sake.
  • RETHINK PROCESSES. Existing processes must be adjusted if necessary. In short, Remote Collaboration can realise potentials but does also come with additional risks (especially in relation to work security).
  • THINK ABOUT THE USERS. Change needs time and requires hands-on training and individual support for the respective user.
  • IT IS MORE THAN JUST TECHNOLOGY – An integrated approach is necessary to successfully introduce and master Remote Collaboration.

But where do you start? Our comprehensive CROME approach will help you to shed light on the darkness, from initial concept up to implementation. We will support you in identifying potential stumbling blocks at an early stage in order to introduce Remote Collaboration successfully in your organisation too.

Have you had problems with the introduction of Remote Collaboration? Do you have questions on possible applications in your company? Please contact our experts.