Team Productivity

A recent article, 10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers by Matt D’Angelo says that working remotely is beneficial for startups and their teams. They can save on office space costs and IT services, and workers with flexible schedules are happier, which can equal more productive employees. However, team communication can absolutely be a challenge.

Here are six tech tools to help ensure remote team efficiency and productivity.

1. Figure It Out

This Chrome extension is a great tool for managing remote employees from different time zones and diverse coworking spaces. Once installed, selected time zones are shown on your browser’s homepage so you can schedule meetings, conference calls or deadlines for remote workers across the world.

2. Dropbox Business

This app allows business owners to save sensitive business data in the cloud while also using a great file-sharing system. 

3. Slack

This app reflects a communication model that’s like an actual team office space setting.  It features team clusters, company-wide channels and individual messaging.  In addition to messaging, Slack offers audio and video calling.

4. Asana

This is an app in which remote teams can create projects and tasks, track progress, and communicate at the same time–everyone in the organization can stay on the same page without constant progress updates.

5. Appear.in 

Using this tool, you can hold seamless video meetings (like you are in one particular meeting space) with your remote employees. It is completely online and can be used on any device without registration.

6. When I Work 

This app provides employers with a simple way to create online schedules and track employee work hours—employees can time in and out and track their schedules on a master schedule.

Conclusion

Some workers may abuse the right to work remotely, so it’s essential for small business owners to consider various productivity tools and workspace solutions that are essential to ensure remote team members are working efficiently. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

What tools do you utilize to ensure remote team productivity?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

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