For now, working from home has become the new normal for your team and employees. The challenge that we all face when working from home is how to keep everyone connected, on task, and on the same page. Especially in this time of crisis, it is important for your team to be well connected and have a good understanding of what changes are taking place. To help companies stay connected with their employees and clients, we have put together a list of our favorite communication tools and softwares that help us stay on task and connected with our team while working from home.
Trello is an easy to use project management tool for collaborative teams. It helps keep you employees productive and on task while working from home. It is similar to a “to-do” list, just online for you and your co-workers to view, add, and edit. You can add deadlines and assign tasks to the different boards you have for your employees. Once you are done with a task, you can click and drag the card into the completed pile. You can also create multiple dashboards where you can manage the “to-do” lists for specific groups in your company.
Slack is a communication tool we use to chat with our co-workers in one place. It’s a great way to stay in the know while working from home and allows you to feel like you are chatting with your co-workers in the office. Some of the key features include instant messaging, file sharing, screen sharing, and voice and video calls. It allows employees to be able to instantly chat with each other, making communication fast and easy.
Zoom is a great tool to use when working from home because it allows you to have video conferences, web conferences, and chat rooms. Zoom allows you to have big team meetings that can include many remote workers at once. Especially now with many employees working from home, it is a great way to still have that face-to-face interaction with your co-workers and clients.
Google Drive allows you to create documents and spreadsheets for your team to be able to read, review, and edit. This is a great way to work on collaborative projects together with your team while working from home. With Google Drive, you are able to work on documents in real time from any location and be able to see who else is online working on the documents. Within a document, you can view who has edited and made changes to the document while you were offline.
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