Team Productivity

5 essential tools to help you work remotely

essentials tools for working from home

More and more businesses are coming round to the idea of letting their teams work remotely, as they realise that more flexibility can lead to increased productivity and morale. We’ve put together a list of tools that we believe are driving remote companies and making it easier for teams to communicate without having to be in the office every day.

  • Trello allows remote teams to discuss, collaborate, and track progress on projects. It’s a really flexible platform that you can customise to meet your needs.
  • Google Docs are stored in the cloud and are accessible from any computer or device, giving remote teams the ability to create and collaborate on web-based documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, file transfer, archiving and search for modern teams.
  • Dropbox keeps files safe, synced and easy to share within your team.
  • Nimvelo Phone offers a flexible, low-cost business phone system with remote team features like time-based routing and ring groups

These tools allow your team to work remotely and stay in touch with everything that is going on in the company. Here at Nimvelo we’ve already adopted remote working, with one of our team spending the majority of his time at home; David doesn’t believe working remotely has impacted his ability to keep in contact with the team and work on projects alongside other members.

We recently conducted a survey about remote working, and found that 66% of UK SMEs are now using remote working; with tools such as those listed above  making it easier to collaborate and communicate, that percentage is surely only going to increase in the next few years.

Considering remote working?

Have you already started taking a more flexible approach to where you work? Is it something that you’re currently considering? Let us know your thoughts and feel free to leave us a comment with any other tools you believe are great for remote working.

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