As all the rules for business and social interactions are shredded daily by the ongoing pandemic, working remotely has become a lifeline for the businesses. Coronavirus or not, the key to working from home is clear communication with your boss and knowing exactly what is expected of you. So, when you do interact with your boss and team from home, it helps the employees to solve their queries instantly. However, the focus of this article is the individual remote worker who is actually every working individual currently. You work from home and you need to maximise productivity so you can accomplish that work-life balance everyone keeps telling you about. For some organizations, employers may lack the expertise to know which tools will help their employees stay productive and stay in communication with each other. We have been doing some research around these tools over the past few weeks as a safety measure, so here are some apps for effective remote working.
With Zoom, anyone can hold a large meeting for internal communication by easily displaying your screen, and then saving the recordings offline. If you have meeting with customers, you can set up one on one meetings with ease with the zoom app. For the alternative of zoom you can also use Google Meet which is again one of the best performed apps for conducting meetings online and it is free.
If your organization doesn’t have a tool like Google Drive or OneDrive installed for file sharing, you might check out Dropbox. This tool will allow you to upload documents and folders and securely share them internally or externally. A file sharing service is an crucial app for remote working.
Slack / Microsoft Teams
Tools like Slack have become very popular in recent years. They help eliminate emails and pipe everything into either group channels or direct messages. They support an extensive variety of integrations as well. You can create channels for groups of people, and more. They include mobile apps for staying in the loop while on the go as well at any time and any place.
We hope this list of applications will help you make the transition of pandemic. It’s important to stay in communication, but in a way that works for all employees & employers. Thankfully, most of the tools that are subscription-based can be used on a monthly basis, so you aren’t committed for a long time.