Does remote work mean the end of the office as we know it? Not exactly. With more and more workplaces going online, our idea of the office is expanding beyond the brick-and-mortar buildings that we’ve come to know and love and sitcoms. That being said, human beings do very much so need the office. In the work from home change the office is the software you build your productivity around. Every weapon in your tool kit needs to serve an essential purpose at your company.
The best work comes from collaboration. Where we used to gather around the water cooler, we now jump in the digital room which means your team’s access to quality communication platforms is essential. Invest in systems that integrate seamlessly into your workflow like:
Slack takes the ideas of AOL’s instant messaging, and brings them into the modern day as a business tool. This platform is a great way to collaborate and quickly communicate between team members with text chatting. On top of it’s amazing ability to bring all of your teammates together in place, it also has a wide array of integrations, so it can be used as an update and communication tool for your business. Most modern business tools will integrate seamlessly with slack in one way or another, so you can really use it as a team command center.
Even better, should you be the type of person who likes to be involved in multiple projects, you can manage all the communication from slack. With its ability to create new rooms and sections, you can really keep all your communication ducks in a row with Slack.
2. Vast Conference
Vast Conference is the video conferencing platform you’ve been looking for. Seriously, it’s amazing call quality and video quality make it a major contender for the best conference calling software on the market.
Vast also has a leg up on a lot of its competitors too with its extensive lineup of features. On top of the seamless video conferencing, Vast also offers the ability to share webinars, get professionally assisted calls, stream to the web, and even take on local and international phone numbers. All of these amazing features make this more than just a video conference tool, it’s that plus a platform to deploy content and develop your business.
Doodle is an amazing tool for checking up on your team and making sure everyone is on board with the plan moving forward. This amazing tool can help your team find times to sync that aren’t filled in the calendars already. This means you can avoid the headaches of trying to find the time that works for everyone’s schedule for a meeting, and just know they are free. On top of this, it has integrations with popular communication platforms like Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Meet, and so much more.
If you are always wondering how to find time to meet with your team, Doodle is an invaluable tool for you.
Staying on the same page is amazing, and that means knowing what everyone is doing and when. That’s where Hive comes in. This productivity platform helps you visualize tasks like never before, and that’s because of it’s different organization views on the platform. If you want to see the task pool in a timeline like a lean distribution timeline, you can. Want to see that timeline as an itemized list? Change the view. Is your team Kanban oriated? You can operate with that too. But what does this look like on an actual calendar? There is a view for that too. This means there is an incredible amount of flexibility in the hive platform, and that’s essential when you have a team of different talents working together because they will all have their own preferred platform.
5. Adobe Creative Cloud
When it comes to the creative side of communication, you need to make sure that your team is on the same page, and has the proper assets to view the page as intended. That’s where Adobe steps in with their Creative Cloud suite. With access to all the tools on the Adobe platform, this monthly subscription means you can work seamlessly with your designers too. With live links to designs with XD and endless fonts for your website through Adobe Fonts, there are so many possibilities when it comes to Adobe’s deep pool of tools. If you want your team to get creative, Adobe is a must.