4 Communication Tools to Increase Efficiency With Remote Workers

by Garrett Spence
8/18/2016 3:04:27 PM

Software to Help Share Projects, Tasks, and Documents with Remote Workers

1. Google Hangouts and Drive

Google Hangouts is a free tool that permits anybody with a Google+ account to rapidly and easily connect with co-workers who also have an account. You can video chat, call each other and include up to 9 different people simultaneously just like Skype, making it a good choice for startups who need to coordinate their activities between staff in remote locations. Furthermore if you use Google Drive in conjunction with Google Hangouts, you can share documents that multiple people can work on at once, you can create comments for others to reply to, and more so that you can delegate and organize your startup staff's work.

2. Nozbe

Nozbe renders scheduling and task management a seamless and easy process for your startup's remote workers who may be occupied by trying to accomplish multiple tasks even when on the go. The user-friendly app gives you and your staff everything you need to become a productivity ninja. Remote workers can not only upload the tasks themselves but they can also organize those tasks however they wish, additionally integrating their email, scheduling appointments and more. You will have to pay for this app but it has many useful features. Most of all it allows startups to stop using email for managing team work, which can easily get lost or appear overwhelming. With this software there is no longer the need to use CC, BCCs to share work. The Nozbe software allows you to easily allocate projects with remote workers at your startup, additionally you can delegate tasks with just one click and attach comments to tasks or files to projects. You can even invite someone to work with you who does not possess a Nozbe account. This is an excellent solution for startups to streamline and direct their remote workers ensuring they are organized and up-to-date

3. Huddle

Huddle allows teams to share content and personnel to manage projects online, thereby improving your startup's results. Huddle allows your startup to bring absolutely everything you need  together in one place. Huddle has excellent intuitive project management features that allow you to unify project tasks, content, approvals and team communication within a single dashboard so that you can ensure your staff get the job done. Huddle allows you and your remote employees to keep track of their workflow from a desktop or mobile device.

4. Trello

Trello provides a method of creating online project boards so that you can create lists, cards and other visual tools to enable you to organize and prioritize your startup's projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way that is clear to your remote employees so that they can stay up-to-date with their work priorities. You can keep track of project leaders and have an overview of all projects up until their completion, thanks to user-friendly tag and card features. On top of this you can create public-facing board capabilities so as to include your clients or companies you outsource work to in the loop as well. It’s free to sign up with Trello.

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