During the initial phase of remote working last year, many HR managers thought that it’s hard to manage the daily tasks and communication can be a mix-up. But thanks to many technological tools which made remote working smooth and uncomplicated.
Choosing the right tools which can automate and help your daily tasks are more important than tools that are fancy but don't fit in your working style.
Digitizing internal processes,24*7 communication, focusing on employee engagement, and leveraging the right technology are the few things to look at before using the tools. So without further delay, let’s looks into few tools that can help:
While you can assist your teammates through text messages, it’s freaking important to have video calls whenever needed. Zoom assists hundreds of people in a video call and the membership costs are also very minimal comparatively.
You can stream your meetings on social media platforms like Facebook and Youtube through which more people can have access. Zoom also has calendar support which keeps track of your daily activities and scheduled meetings.
If you are looking for a professional platform that is great for communicating with your teammates then Slack is a great option. Slack is a great tool for visual communication also, images and videos can be shared with high resolution.
You can create individual channels for specific tasks and communicate with your teammates individually.
To address large teams with a single message, you need a tool that can accommodate a large number of people in a single group, and Microsoft teams do that exactly. It can be used for chats, messages, and calls, making it a unique and user-friendly tool for communication.
4. Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage platform to store all your files in one secured location. Employees can share spreadsheets, documents, and data files. Google Drive files can be viewed by anyone and updated from anywhere if access was given.
Learning Management systems(LMS) is an eLearning tool that saves organizations time and money by allowing easy management and administration of employee training material.
Tutors can track and assess the performance of the individuals and make their learning process fun by using badges and points, introducing an element of healthy competition to training. eLearning LMS is the way to go if you're looking for a professional training platform for your employees.
Github is a programming tool that is used for code sharing. It’s a tool used by tech companies for project management and collaboration. Git can handle projects of any size making it a unique tool. Git allows multiple users to work together without any disruption.
Todoist is a task manager that manages the tasks, projects, comments, and notifications. It can make you more productive by reminding you regarding all the tasks. You can organize the tasks into sections and sub-tasks and make your professional work more sorted.
8. Virtual Office
Let’s be honest with each other, many of us don't have the fancy and trendy home office and most of the time it’s messed up. Virtual Office offers a decent library of video backgrounds that looks very professional and looks like you are in a professional setup.
You can brand your office logo in the background and it looks real and natural.
Explore different tools and try to figure out what best aligns with the working pattern of your organization and is less expensive. Many of these tools have trial versions that you can try out for free and then go forward if it can add value.