When determining which technologies to utilise for remote workers, it is important to consider the projects that need to be accomplished and how the remote team should interact with the local team. It is essential to select tools that will allow the staff to operate efficiently and effectively. As each business has its own set of requirements, it is important to evaluate each option thoroughly to ensure that the chosen tools are in line with the desired objectives.
Having said that, here are a few technologies we believe your firm might benefit from if you operate in a remote environment:
In terms of project management….At Works, we take advantage of Trello for project management, which is a fantastic, free way to keep our projects organised, delegate tasks, and collaborate with other staff members. Furthermore, we have recently adopted Asana as an additional project management solution. This is advantageous for us because Asana is both user-friendly and highly efficient for planning and monitoring tasks. It is worth noting that some of the most successful companies in the world, such as Uber, Airbnb, and Pinterest, also leverage the advantages of Asana.
Despite their lack of versatility, the advantages of these tools far exceed any negative aspects, making them an outstanding way to ensure that your remote staff remain productive and punctual.
In terms of communication…At Works, we make use of Slack for the majority of our internal communication needs. Slack is an internet chatroom that offers many benefits, such as facilitating brainstorming, enabling file sharing, providing a platform for comparing notes, and much more. Moreover, Slack has the capability to organise conversations into channels, which helps to maintain an organised and efficient workspace.
Video is essential…In order to ensure effective communication between teams, we primarily use Zoom for all-hands meetings and Whereby for more rapid small-team conversations or sales calls. Each of these tools has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, but the best one for your team depends on the particular communication needs of your company.
Especially for creatives…While Works‘ primary focus is on engineering-driven activities, that does not mean that there is not room to explore creative outlets. Recently, the marketing and communications team have expressed an interest in Milanote, a tool that provides both artistic and technical capabilities.
Milanote’s main features are as follows:
- Create notes and to-do lists, upload photographs and files, and store items you discover on the internet
- Organise graphically with the versatile drag-and-drop interface
- Boards are by default a private area to think, but with a simple click, you may establish a shared workspace for collaboration with your team
- Milanote offers hundreds of customizable templates to assist with a vast array of projects, such as creating a mood board or constructing the perfect creative brief. Our templates are designed to help you kickstart your work and get organised quickly and efficiently.