A couple of weeks ago we shared five tips to manage remote workers better. We continue our examination of this topic and we have compiled a list of tools that will help improve the workflow and productivity between remote and office team members.
Don’t get us wrong, Google Docs is great but when working on communal documents in real time, Quip is one of the best in the business. Quip allows you to create, share and edit documents on Android and iOS devices.
Sometimes companies have staff members in only a couple of different time zones, like Pacific and Eastern, that are easy to keep in mind when scheduling meetings, calls, virtual town halls, etc. However, there are other times when companies like CounterPath have teams in multiple cities, countries, continents and time zones. That is when things can get tricky.
EveryTimeZone allows you to have a snapshot of all the relevant time zones that you need to see, facilitating the scheduling and coordination of multiple teams.
When working in a team, security can become an issue when it comes to login credentials for online platforms and tools. Instead of having sensitive login information being transmitted through insecure means, LastPass enables business to create single sign-on portals for each team member. LastPass allows businesses to securely manage access to their online properties minimizing the risks associated with sharing sensitive login information with employees.
Asana is a project management tool that tracks projects from start to finish. It helps with the delegation of tasks, tracks progress, creates actionable items from virtual brainstorm sessions, and manages due dates.
If your company invoices per hour, Harvest is by far the best tool in the market to help your employees track their time and create spreadsheets. Harvest is a multi-platform tool (web or mobile) with a user friendly interface.
Harvest offers other functionalities including invoice management, expense tracking and compatibility with other business and accounting applications.