Just as last week we looked at how to lead a remote team, this week we want to bring you some of the tools for teleworking that you should consider implementing in your day-to-day work. The current situation has taught us that the option of working from home is not a negative thing. In fact, by applying it with the right tools, it can even increase employee satisfaction and productivity.
That is why we have prepared a list of the best tools for teleworking. We have also organized them according to their field of influence or the task they perform. In this sense, we have tools to improve Communication, Organization, File Storage, Password Management and Management.
- Slack. This is one of the best tools for teleworking, as far as communication is concerned. It allows you to maintain fluid communication between colleagues, departments, work teams… You have the option of opening different channels according to the subject of each one of them, create private groups with the colleagues you want and open direct chats. This way you can cover a large part of your internal communication. Another very good option, and very similar, is Microsoft Teams.
- Skype / Google Meet / Zoom. If you want to humanize, liven up and speed up communication, there is nothing better than seeing and listening to the other person. So, for occasions when those details are a must, these three options are three of the best solutions.
- Trello. Undoubtedly, a very effective teleworking tool to organize and prioritize tasks and projects. In addition, it allows the participants of each project to see the status and progress of each one of them. Another very similar option is Asana.
- Toggl. Working from home can break the habit and work times that the office provides. However, Toggl allows us to mark the start and end of each of our daily tasks, allowing us to set routines and times for each of our responsibilities.
- Sesame. Unlike Toggl, which allows each employee to control his or her own schedule, Sesame is a telecommuting tool for managers. Allows to control the schedule and location of each worker. In this way, despite being teleworking, the employee must comply with his or her schedule and do it from where it is his or her turn (home). Time and attendance systems, overtime management, shift management… a blessing for controllers and the HR department.
- Google drive / Dropbox. These two tools are great file sharing solutions. By sharing them in the cloud, they do not take up space on the devices and, in addition, they can be shared in a common space that can be accessed by all interested parties at the same time. In the case of Google drive, as long as the document is editable, users can modify it in real time and also at the same time.
WeTransfer is also a very interesting option if you want to share very large files.
- Dashlane / Lastpass / Keeper. These 3 tools are the most prominent in terms of password management. Their differences are minimal, as they all focus on password security and password storage. We invite you to take a look at them so that, according to your needs, you can choose the one that best suits you.
- Loomio. It is a very useful teleworking tool for decision making. On this platform it is possible to create debates in which each invited user can give their point of view, vote or abstain without having to be present at the same time, as it allows flexible schedules to adapt to each one’s schedule. If you are trying to agree to plan an event or meeting, Doodle is a very good option.
- TINYpulse. It is also important to have team management tools, and that is why TINYpulse is presented, a software that helps to measure employee satisfaction through surveys that will allow you to know the state of your team at a time when labor relations have changed a lot in a very short time.
Which of these tools do you use? Do you think there are any others that are even more useful?
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