In the past two months, business owners and employees have had to adapt to working remotely. The probability is high that even after we have a vaccine, there will be a paradigm shift. More of us are going to be working from home, and that means we’ll all need to have remote work tools to help us manage our assets, collaborate, and connect with one another.
With that in mind, here are some of the best tools available for working remotely, now and in the future.
A lot of companies have moved to cloud-based backup systems, but some haven’t. If you need a way to manage your data and assets online, so everybody can access what they need, here are some suggestions.
If you’ve been reluctant to embrace cloud technology for file sharing and asset management, now is the time to incorporate it.
If you bill clients hourly – or pay employees hourly – then you need a way to track time spent on projects. Here are three tools to try:
Tracking employees’ time helps to keep people accountable when they work from home.
Virtual meetings are everywhere these days, and I’m willing to bet you’ve already tried some of the tools I’ll cover in this section. Keep in mind that some of these may be useful for keeping in touch with friends and family as well as for business meetings.
Keep in mind that Zoom’s free option limits meetings to just 40 minutes, but their paid plans start at just $20.00 per month. That will get you meetings up to 24 hours in duration with up to 100 participants.
Depending on your situation, you or a member of your team may need to log in to a computer in your office while you’re at home. Here are some tools that can help you.
Keep in mind that for any of these tools to work, the computer being accessed must be turned on.
Even small businesses may have ongoing projects where multiple employees must collaborate to complete their work. Here are some of the best project management tools to try.
The likelihood is strong that working remotely will be the norm moving forward. It’s going to be essential for business owners and employees to have the best tools to help them keep track of their assets and collaborate with one another. The tools on this list are some of my favourites.
Hang in there during this challenging time, try out these tools, and start adapting to the new normal.
We know all about working remotely at Outsourced Marketing as our team is based across North America. If you’re ready to chat, simply call us or book a discovery call here.
Ian Cantle is the President and Marketing Strategist at Outsourced Marketing. His 20+ years in marketing and communications in a variety of industries have provided him with a unique perspective on what works and what doesn't in marketing. Ian founded Outsourced Marketing to fill a gap in the marketplace between businesses and sound marketing strategies and marketing systems. His goal is to take the mystery out of marketing and show business owners how a systematic approach to their marketing can provide exceptional results while easing the burden on them. Ian has also co-authored the book 'Content Marketing for Local Search: Create Content that Google Loves & Prospects Devour' that provides local businesses with an unfair competitive advantage, available on Amazon. Want to discover the Outsourced Marketing difference? Book a free discovery call or call us at 905-251-8178.