Although remote working is something many companies (ourselves included) pride themselves on, it may not be something we had planned for, especially not full time. But we’re all in this together, working from home to protect our NHS and save lives. That being said, it can be a little difficult to decide which tools will work for you whilst you and your team are remote working. That’s why we’ve compiled our most recommended tools to keep you going during this pandemic.
You may already have a tool for this, but it doesn’t hurt to have a little refresh if it’s not working for you. We’re big fans of Asana and Notion, both being similar but providing different features for your teams.
Asana houses boards, lists, timelines plus more, so you can see exactly what stage a project is at and who is working on it. Whilst communicating with your team and clients all in one place. Very similar, Notion is an “all-in-one workspace”, where you can plan, write and collaborate with your team. This doesn’t necessarily look as ‘pretty’ as Asana with its building block style, but it definitely helps you keep organised.
We’re sure by now you’re aware of the multitude of communication tools available to you, Slack being a firm favourite amongst so many of us. We use Slack to keep in touch with our team, as individuals and talk about projects, keeping our inbox strictly for work (and maybe the odd newsletter we’re a fan of!) If you’re alone whilst remote working, we definitely suggest downloading Slack and connecting with your team.
Planning conference calls? Skype and Zoom are great for this. We’ve always been a fan of Skype, but more recently we’ve shifted to Zoom to cater for our client needs. Both work well and offer a chat function. Although these are available as an app too, there’s always the option of using FaceTime and WhatsApp Video should you not want to download/use additional communication tools.
Cloud Document Management
Google Drive, which we’re sure you’ve heard of is a file storage system. Essentially it’s Microsoft Office but in the cloud, allowing you and your team to work collaboratively on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You can each comment on documents, share the files amongst one another and clients also. Did we forget to mention it’s free too?
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