6 Productivity Tools for Remote Working
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken us off guard. We are all trying to adapt to the status quo of working from home and social distancing. One day I was browsing Instagram for some life inspirations and came across the ingenious post below.
If you think that’s what I am talking you into believing, then you are totally wrong. I see this as an opportunity. Just as you can imagine how many people take this pandemic crisis negatively, you can picture how many people make good use of it. Especially if you are a small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, I hope what you read from the post above is “it’s okay for other people to not be productive, but it’s not okay for me.”
Voila, this article is specifically designed for people like you, ambitious, positive and eager for success even during a tough time like this. Remember “do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin, execution is everything.” Here are 6 productivity tools that we chose carefully to make your work happen.
This platform is great for any kind of group communications. The interface is designed to be aesthetically appealing while easy to navigate. It’s a hub that allows a team to come together and make work happen in any group, small or big. You can organize different group conversations, tools and files in one professional and central place to keep everyone organized, prevent email overloading, and update pertinent team members.
If you are the kind of person who cannot live without a to do list, this platform is tailored for you. You can easily create a broad for any project you are working on, personal or professional, and create, for example, “to do”, “doing” and “done” lists for task management. In addition, all the boards and lists can be shared with your team members to ensure that everyone is on the same page and the work gets delivered more efficiently.
Asana is basically a more advanced version of Trello. Aside from the Board and List features that are shared by Trello, Asana has Timeline, Calendar and many other features that can be useful for managing your business campaigns. Therefore, you can choose either one of them based on the nature of your business and the complexity of your projects.
One big advantage of G-Suite is that it incorporates different softwares from the big Google family that can help you better manage your daily business operations. That everything you need in one place sounds quite appealing, especially when you are already surrounded by Google softwares. Don’t forget to check out their insightful blogs on remote working and productivity during this challenging time.
It can be quite tricky when choosing between Skype and Zoom. Both are very powerful communication channels for businesses. However, there are still some slight differences between these two options. In a nutshell, Zoom is a formal video conferencing software based on an innovative integrated system, while Skype has a wider reach for both formal and informal video/audio calls. Here is an article that summarizes the differences between these two platforms in a great detail. For your privacy concern, we also highly recommend this article to protect your zoom meetings from hackers.
The best thing about this communication tool is that it’s free of charge! With just an email and password, you can gain access to a Dial-in Number and Access Code for immediate conferencing, and an Online Meeting ID for hosting meetings with Screen Sharing and Video Conferencing. Each audio conference can accommodate 1,000 callers on an unlimited number of free conference calls. If you are trying to cut costs and don’t really care about other fancier options, go for the free conference call.
These are 6 productivity tools for you to increase the efficiency of your business’s internal communication and project management. If you have any other recommendations, please let us know in the comment section. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for updated blogs and events.