Remote working is no longer an option for many businesses around the world, but rather a necessity.
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is here, which means that precautions, restrictions, and lockdowns, which were slowly easing, are going to be implemented in full swing, leading to the closure of many offices who are unable to follow the SOPs. This means that businesses would either have to work remotely or shut down operations entirely.
The biggest problem with remote working is collaboration and management. However, many apps and software are now available that make remote working easier and more effective. So the only trouble you or your employees might face is of IT infrastructure management.
Remote working becomes harder for managers and upper management than it is for other employees. Since employees are not physically present at a location, managing their productivity and performance can become a near-impossible task.
There are five software programs that can make it easier for you to manage your team while remote working.
Slack is a business communication software that offers audio and video calls and persistent chat rooms or channels that can be organized by topic, private groups, or direct messaging. Slack can also be connected to other third-party tools to streamline working for more cohesion.
ProofHub is a cloud-based project planning and resource management software with all the features needed to organize, plan, collaborate, and deliver projects on time.
Tasks and projects can be created on this software with relevant information and deadlines to keep a solid content plan. Each team member can then be assigned a task or role in the project. Real-time chat is also available for better collaboration.
ProofHub allows you to stay on top of deadlines and deliverables by offering a range of features, including notes, discussions, Gantt charts, to-do lists, calendaring, timesheets, and milestones.
Asana is a simple project management web and mobile application designed to help teams track, organize, and manage work throughout the project’s entire duration and collaborate to meet all deadlines successfully.
This one tool eliminates the problems caused by juggling between different channels and software, so you don’t lose track of anything. Managers can assign tasks, check the progress of a project, share feedback and files, and more. Asana can be used across all departments, whether it is marketing, sales, or human resource.
I Done This
I Done This is a cloud-based team task management solution and collaboration tool that can turn the information you log into progress reports. It evaluates your performance and that of your team through daily check-in on tasks, so you can make informed decisions to improve productivity.
Zoom is a leader in the modern enterprise communications application. This easy-to-use cloud-based platform can be accessed on various devices to conduct video and audio conferencing, meetings, chat, and webinars. Also, a unified cloud phone system is now available to transform global communication.
And if, after all these tools, you are still worried that your team members are slacking or misusing company resources, then you can use Toggl or Time Doctor to monitor their time.
SureLock Technology can help your team work remotely without facing any IT related issues by providing IT infrastructure management in Loganville and other cities of the Metro Atlanta area. Click here to get a free quote now.