Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, remote working is on the rise for some time now. Remote work or work from home can create some difficulties, but it also opens up the possibility of making meaningful improvements and improved team collaboration.
You may have heard it referred to as “telecommuting” or even “work from home,” but the phrase “remote work” actually means any job you do that does not require a commutation to an office. Not just this period, remote work was always a favourite for creative workers. Now, maybe your team members are dispersed all over the location, likely in different districts, villages.There are some tools that will make remote work much easier to handle. Today’s blog is all about that.
Zoom is a suite of video conferencing and networking software designed for remote teams, virtual conferences. For our virtual meetings, we use Zoom which we can use to run video and voice calls, but it can do much more than this. In Bangladesh, Zoom is being used even for online classes. You can share a screen, point out something, send files, make an opinion etc using this tool. Basically a perfect tool for remote work meetings. Zoom is getting famous for it’s easy use.
Toggl is an app for time tracking which runs in the background while users are working on tasks. Essentially, it’s designed to reliably track how long it takes to complete tasks. Now, Toggl is a collaboration software designed to improve collaboration for teams and individual members. Its data analysis above all allows you to equate earnings with time spent on tasks.
Work hours can be easily tracked using this. So, this is another good tool you need to maintain a remote work team.
#3 Status Hero
In remote work, team member’s availability status can be very difficult to track. It is necessary to allow team members to set statuses such as “online,” “busy,” “away” and “unavailable”. Therefore, you will disrupt the workflow of team members and continuously bring up alerts at inappropriate moments. That is the simple yet indispensable function of shared software status, and Status Hero transforms that idea into a huge tool of efficiency.
Here, users give a concise description of what they are up to and no one has to wonder what they’re working on at the moment.
#4 Google Drive
Among so many other services, Google Drive is one thing you always go for remote work. It’s the Microsoft Office cloud solution that actually fits much better for remote and collaborative teams than the MS solution tool kit. You can keep track on a work calendar, co-work with other team members, share documents, files etc and what not.
Here we recommend last but not the least tool for remote work. Spark is a smart email client that avoids inboxes being a disaster for productivity. Better still, it makes them an asset to remote distributed teams. Spark’s Smart Inbox categorizes your emails from every account automatically and helps you to prioritize the most relevant emails while filtering out those that don’t. Just receive alerts for the very important emails. Input from private teams, shared drafts, prototype responses and instant collaborative team chat. Assign emails to team members, so that activities are still handled by the appropriate person.
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