Remote work is the new norm.
With a year of remote experience under the belts of many professionals, the future of permanent remote or hybrid work is an exciting one.
This exciting future comes with countless upsides... but great responsibility.
Without the right remote infrastructure in place, a virtual team can quickly fall apart. This is why it will be a major priority for managers to put the right tools in place to sustain their remote teams.
Tools for your Remote Team
Check out these 4 tools to step up your remote team’s collaboration and productivity.
Gone are the days of sharing your weekend highlights with a grid of 50 colleagues on mute… thanks to Lobby.
Lobby is a video conferencing platform that allows teams to feel a true sense of togetherness, virtually. With spaces made up of smaller video conversations that team members can easily hop between, people can actually connect like they would in person.
Want to try Lobby for free or learn more? Click here to learn more and start your two week test drive of the platform.
Remember when you used to pop by your colleague’s desk to ask them if the team report was due that day? Slack is pretty much the virtual version of that.
Slack allows you to instantly message anyone on your team for items that can easily be chatted about with a few back and forth notes. Organized by topics and people, Slack can help you share relevant information with colleagues and stay up to date with your team.
3. Google Drive
There’s nothing quite like working on a document and being able to send it to a colleague to make direct edits to your work. That’s one of the many powers of Google Drive.
Google Drive is a document cloud storage platform that allows for incredibly seamless file sharing and collaboration. Teams can work on documents at the same time and open items from any device that is signed into their drive. Not only does this save time in back and forth between teammates when editing documents, but it makes it very easy to access any document within your organization.
Want to check up on the status of a project without a long-winded answer from your colleague? Meet Asana; A project management tool that organizes your team’s goals, projects and tasks.
Carefully log details of any project stage or roadblock so that teams can quickly understand where they are and where they need to go.