Collaborative Tools for Remote Teams
Working remotely has become a common phenomenal in the recent years. This is largely thanks to advancement in technology that has helped create a border-less world given the ease of communication globally. Your employees may be working out of the comfort of their home, on the beach, at an offshore office or even in a little quaint cafe from across borders and time zones.
Beyond hiring the right fit employees who are communicative and comfortable working independently, it’s equally important to recruit employees who understand that collaborative working style is essential when it comes to remote working.
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So today we will be sharing some of the most amazing collaborative tools which have helped many companies thrive through their remote working style.
Trello stood out among the many project management tools for its style, simplicity and performance. Trello allows users to create boards, lists and cards in order to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.
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Asana is a great tool to keep all communication across emails, phone calls, text messages in one place and to keep everyone on the same page. Asana helps users to track and assign projects and tasks which are especially crucial while working with the team remotely.
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Monday organizes work in a spreadsheet-like format. It offers over 20 columns for sorting project data and 5 project view options. Monday is a great choice for businesses who requires multiple ways to sort data and customize project views which makes handling complex projects smoother.
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Slack can be considered as one of the most widely used tools by remote teams. It allows users to create one-on-one chats, group messaging, or even specific channels for each team’s topic and project. Slack is a great way to keep the conversation going whether formal or informal. Users love Slack for its ability to make sharing GIFs and super-sizing emoji easier than ever.
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Zoom offers many great features like video meetings, webinars, collaborative conference rooms, cross platform messaging and file sharing, screen sharing and more. Zoom also has a higher threshold for the number of people who can be in a meeting at any one time.
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Chatwork is a business messaging service which aims to eliminate email and helps team to increase productivity. Beyond group and one-on-one messaging, Chatwork also allows users to do file sharing, video calling and task management in one single place. Another remarkable feature of Chatwork is it allows non-company representatives to participate in some chat rooms without granting access to everything.
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Google Drive needs no introduction. It is known for its smooth operation of any business. Google Drive allows easy sharing capabilities and keeping digital file management organized as well as instantly searchable. It combines a complete set of office tools to give users a little bit of everything, including a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation builder on top of 15GB of free storage.
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Dropbox is a cloud storage which also allows users to share large files. Users can also collaborate on projects by commenting, highlighting or editing. With Dropbox, files are automatically synced to everyone’s computer that has access. Users do not need to make additional backups as the files are shared on more than one computer.
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Box is more than just cloud storage, it is a cloud collaboration tool. Box allows users to securely manage, share and access content from anywhere. Users can set expiration dates and assign passwords for files to outside parties like clients for added security.
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What we have shared are only a fraction of the many collaborative tools available out there to keep your sanity in managing your remote teams. Explore what suits your team best! When it comes to deciding the right tools for your remote teams to be effective, choose ones which are easy to adapt to, used by the majority and most importantly, everyone in the organization is happy using it to get connected in their work.