With the current COVID-19 pandemic, most workers have moved to a remote working environment. This transition changes the dynamics of the office! But there’s still ways to work and communicate remotely while staying connected and organized.
The following are some of my favourite resources!
Team communication is so important. Slack allows you to create group channels for different teams. It gives you the ability to hold all your conversations in one place to keep you organized. It saves teams from those endless and confusing email threads.
Pro Hack: Don’t be afraid to overuse the slack reaction emoji. They help convey tone – something lost in most written communication.
Team meetings can be done 100% virtually. All you need is a microphone, webcam and an internet connection. Zoom’s free version allows for a 40 minute team meeting with 3 or more people!
It’s not all business – use zoom to have “coffee chats” with friends or family while you’re stuck at home.
Miss having the opportunity to talk with a coworker throughout the day? Or maybe you need to communicate with a team member about an ongoing project. Voxer allows you to send voice messages and text to your contacts.
This is another great tool for teams that have ongoing projects!
This is one of my favourite tools. Get rid of those pesky back and forths when attempting to schedule a call or meeting. Now with Calendly, you can set it up so your team, clients or even friends can book a call for an open slot on your calendar.
BONUS: It’s free.
Need to explain how to do something to a team member? You can always jump on a quick call – but Loom makes this simple and easy! You can screen record as you walk them through the steps of the task!
Project Management Tools
There’s many different options for this – but when working on a project with a team, you’ll need a way to stay organized. Tools like Trello, Clickup or Teamwork are all great resources.
This final tool is a great tool whether you’re working remotely or in the office. Keep yourself organized with an todo list that updates daily. You can add recurring tasks, assign tasks to team members and create projects right in the platform. Todoist is a great resource for staying organized and keeping on track.
Working remotely doesn’t have to be difficult. It comes down to having clear systems and communication streams. Hopefully this list will get you started!