Top Tech Tools For Working From Home
As COVID-19 continues to have an impact across the globe, working from home is back on the agenda.
19:24 21 February 2021
With governments advising people to work from home where possible, you may find your business returning to the world of remote working for the foreseeable future. To help you streamline your workloads and create a collaborative environment across the virtual landscape of working from home, we have put together our top tech tools.
Microsoft Teams – Perfect For Quick Chats, Calls & Video Chats
Microsoft Teams is a sophisticated piece of software that businesses across the globe have adopted for remote working. It offers lots of ways to be a team that you might not find with other software, including the ability to chat one-on-one or as a group, call a co-worker, video chat and collaborate across departments. As expected from Microsoft, the software strives for total security and compliance, so you can be sure that your meetings are safeguarded by industry-leading technologies.
Xtensio – Effective Cloud Storage & Document Management
Xtensio provides a platform for teams to use for collaborative working, whether they are creating presentations, sales decks, or onboarding templates. This is a simple platform to use, and all changes and revisions are synced in real-time across all devices in your business cloud, making it accessible and hassle-free for everyone across the business. Documents can be organized into different categories or assigned to projects, teams or clients, making it a highly sophisticated piece of software for collaboration and streamlining projects.
Wrike – Proficient Project Management
For managing a virtual team, Wrike can be great to track progress, workloads and to do lists. This platform is used by some of the biggest brands in the world, including Google and Dell, and empowers teams to do their best work by having full visibility on the work ahead and the availability of the rest of the team. Driving faster decisions, encouraging proactivity, displaying progress at every stage and so much more, Wrike is an incredibly optimized and user-friendly tool for project management that covers all bases.
Forest – Anti-Distraction Fun
Working from home presents lots of distractions, such as online shopping and social media, but with Forest, you can maintain the focus of your workforce in a fun way and without setting hard rules. Forest starts growing a virtual tree as your employee works and if they leave the work for too long, the tree dies. If your employees keep focused over the working week, they can grow their own virtual land of lush forest, which brings an element of competition and excitement to maintaining focus, rather than simply blocking sites or restricting sites.
Since remote working is on the rise again, it is essential that scattered and virtual teams have all the help that they can get to make sure that they stay engaged, motivated and productive in the workplace. There is no better sidekick to remote working than a great selection of apps, tools and gadgets that can be accessed by every employee, so consider which would be best for your business.