Whether or not your business is new to working from home, mastering the art of remote work is more important than ever in the midst (and wake) of COVID-19. Our team has been enjoying the WFH benefit for more than a decade, so we’re well equipped to offer our tips for remote work tools and technology. Here are our recommended solutions for the most common challenges your team may face when working from home.
If you can’t meet in person, video conferencing is the next best thing. That means you need reliable, HD video and audio quality as well as accessibility on any device.
Working from home requires a lot of cooperation. Our favorite collaboration tool is basically 100 tools in one: G Suite.
With G Suite by Google, your email, calendar, files, spreadsheets, and presentations are all seamlessly — and securely — integrated. Add in powerful search features, and your team will never have to ask, “Where can I find that again?”
We switched from Skype to Slack about six years ago and haven’t looked back, thanks to its simple organization, intuitive search features, quick voice and video calls, and loads of other fun features.
Basecamp has few bells and whistles, but that’s why we like it. It’s a clean, all-in-one task manager that lets us easily assign and manage to-dos and files. What more would you need?
Ah, time entry: so dreadful, yet so necessary for remote work.
Not only does time tracking keep your team on track (and your billable client hours at bay), it also ensures you aren’t overworking your staff.
We’ve used FreshBooks for years. Along with invoicing and accounting capabilities, it offers a handy timer tool for more accurate time entry.
Along with the WFH staples above, here are a few other remote work tools we love:
- Customer relationship management (CRM) system: HubSpot
- Password management: BitWarden
- Screen recording: Loom
- Creative work: Adobe Creative Cloud
- Productivity booster: TextExpander
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Your business is unique, so the tools you use should be, too.
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