Increasingly, organizations have people working remotely. Working like this has numerous advantages: great economic and time savings by avoiding trips to the workplace, an improvement in productivity or a better work-life balance.
However, we cannot forget the importance of teamwork. We cannot make the mistake of falling into individualism or becoming islands. It is of vital importance for the company that communication and organization are not affected.
When you telework it is no longer possible to go to the next office to ask for the document you need, or to ask the colleague in front of you the doubt that has just arisen. In order to succeed when working remotely, it is advisable to incorporate tools that can help us in our day-to-day work.
- A messaging tool, such as Slack, that allows communication in a much faster and more agile way than through email. Slack allows you to create a work environment with all team members where you can have 1 to 1 conversations, group conversations, create department channels and share files and documents.
- A management tool, such as Trello, in which you can plan, assign tasks and set deadlines. In a single glance we can see what tasks each person on the team is working on, what tasks are finished and what is next.
- A cloud storage service, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. To have at hand all the documents we may need. Being in the cloud makes them accessible for all team members. We can also assign different permissions depending on each user.
- A collective intelligence system, like Zapiens. It is the tool you can ask the doubt that just came to mind. Most likely, Zap, Zapiens’ bot, already knows the answer, and if it doesn’t, it will surely be able to find the team member who can help you.
What seemed unthinkable a few years ago is now a reality. According to a study carried out by IWG (International Workplace Group), at the beginning of 2018 70% of the workers surveyed worked remotely one day a week, while 53% did so at least half of the days of the week. Everything seems to indicate that in the near future these numbers will continue to grow, so it is very important to incorporate tools that ease teamwork.