Useful virtual workspace creation is what we must consider as the first condition of productive work. Today, however, there is an era of digital economy, and many corporations are transforming jobs into virtual ones that consist of digital tools. Experts can access them through the graphical interface of their personal computers.
An employee or experts on the scientific organisation of labour select applications on the desktop by themselves. Fresh versions of operating systems help modern professionals create jobs and instantly switch between tool sets as tasks change without difficulty and taking into account existing realities.
In addition to increasing productivity, the organisation of virtual workspaces has other important purposes such as:
- Monitoring and recording of working hours.
- Optimization of team cooperation in remote mode.
- Formation and maintenance of corporate spirit in the team.
As modern research has shown, the absence of real, physical communication on the territory of the office saves employees from the spirit of competition and stress, which are inherent to any team. However, there is a dark side to this condition, such as reducing personal motivation and reducing labour efficiency.
A particularly negative factor in these circumstances is the elimination of conditions of rivalry and stress, which affects creative activity. Psychologists attribute this phenomenon to the fact that creativity is a natural mechanism for survival in the face of intractable problems. No stress eliminates the need for creative thinking and brainstorming.
Specialists are putting some factors into the process to eliminate this issue. Among them are social communication tools and services similar to popular media platforms, in which the team maintains a high emotional intensity in the absence of physical contact. Specialists introduce them into the virtual workspace.
Modern technological solutions for the virtualization of workspaces
For your workspace to be properly managed, you should sharply define the purposes and tasks of each of your employees.
For example, you should set a minimum number of required tools on your desktops. The excess of functions distracts and reduces the level of attention and concentration. If necessary, you can even find additional tools online.
If several employees work on the same computer or one of your subordinates periodically changes the nature of the tasks due to its type of activity, you should form a virtual space of several desktops.
Among the most important tasks is still ensuring the confidentiality and protection of commercial data.
In terms of cybersecurity, a local network within the boundaries of physical offices is the ideal in this field. Today, it lost its profitability due to the expensive rental of premises.
To ensure a high level of data availability and software performance, developers provide them with the necessary digital tools and services. They depend on the tasks that the chief forms. The best option is to host the access to desktops and organise the virtual infrastructure within the framework of the remote server.
In the modern business, the two options for visualising the workspace are the most popular:
- RDS (Remote Desktop Services). Such desktops are hosted within the same OS on a remote server.
- VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). Every user has free access to his desktop on a special operating system.
The hardware and software resource of the remote server is overloaded in the first format after reaching the critical number of users. The second option assumes the ability of the sharp data bandwidth configuring for tasks of each user.
The second option gives users a higher level of privacy and corporate data protection. However, it costs a lot of money.