Remote Team Productivity

8 Tech Tools to Help Remote Team Productivity

A recent article, 10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers by Matt D’Angelo says that working remotely is beneficial for both small business owners and their employees.  Nevertheless, employees who work remotely can be hard for employers to manage, unless they have the right tools.

Here are some of the productivity tools to help ensure remote team efficiency.

Dropbox Business

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

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.

Basecamp

This tool helps you organize projects and messaging so it’s easy for remote workers to track what’s going on in the organization. The app is perfect for keeping everyone up to date by assigning tasks within each project. 

When I Work 

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

Quip

This tool puts together documents, spreadsheets and messaging so that remote workers are always communicating and collaborating in one distinct place. It’s ideal for businesses looking to communicate and build on specific projects without using various platforms. 

Figure It Out

This Chrome extension is a great tool for managing remote employees from different time zones. 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.

Slack

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

Appear.in 

Using this tool, you can hold seamless video meetings with your remote employees. It is completely online and can be used on any device without registration. The free version supports video meetings with up to eight people.

Remote team communication can definitely be a challenge, but these different tech tools can  help ensure your remote team is working efficiently.