The advantages of working remotely are many – it saves time, it is cheaper, eco-friendly, gives more freedom and flexibility. Many entrepreneurs bet on building remote teams in order to attract better talent (millennials truly appreciate the freedom of flexible working hours), to save money and to avoid the limitations of being stuck in one specific location. But there are many challenges as well and maintaining excellent work quality, high productivity levels and flawless communication between the team members are some of the most important aspect that should be taken under consideration.
Fortunately, there are many tools and apps, which help remote teams to stay on the top of their game. We will not emphasize on the utility of Dropbox, Skype and Google Docs here, because we assume that you are extensively familiar with them. Here you will find a list of some of the best communication tools that will make the collaboration between all of your team members much easier.
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Asana deservedly is one of the most well-recognized collaboration tools out there. If you haven’t had the chance to try it out, you should! It is very easy to use and allows you to effortlessly track team projects and tasks, to have conversations with the rest of the team, delegate and track the progress of the work.
Slack is a tool that uses a new kind of messaging options for teams allowing the team members to bring all of their important communication together and allowing them to integrate with the tools they are already using. Pretty cool, right?
Baseamp is a shared space and collection of tools, which are helping the remote teams collaborate effortlessly together. There are six basic tools in every Basecamp and all of them serve special purpose.
Atlassian gives to the world tools that help teams to reach their full potential. One of their products, HipChat is a tool specially built for businesses, helping them to increase the work efficiency of the remote team members through group and private chats, file sharing and integration.
Nomadesk is a business file sharing and synchronization tool that allows business users to collaborate and communicate from any place – online or offline.