Hello freinds, I Hope you all are safe. Stay Home-Stay Safe-Work Hard. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 tools to make your work from home productive in lockdown. Most of these tools are the ones used by many online startups and pre-lockdown remote working teams.
COVID-19 has impacted all the market sectors around the world and the companies’ work productivity. Especially due to the lockdown! In order to follow safety measures, almost all the companies are allowing their employees to work from home.
This results in less productivity in work and unorganized workings. But there is an only sector whose workings are still productive and well managed. Now you must be like ‘which sector’? Let me share with you the name of the sector and how they are managing their work professionally by using various tools.
This is how Covid-19 have impacted all the company workings-
Work From Home-
- Lack of Management
- Unorganized workings
- Lack of Task Monitoring
- Team Management
- Zero support on task problems.
Which sector’s productivity does not get impacted?
Digital Marketing is the sector in which people are successfully managing their productivity and projects like before, nothing got impacted.
Online Marketers are the team that stays updated with technology. And that’s helping them in the situation of Covid-19. Where all the other companies’ work got impacted, the marketers made their home as their working cabin.
They know how to use the right tools available at the right place. We are a Digital Marketing Academy. And we are currently managing training online as well as all academy operations online using some very good tools.
Here is the list of tools to make work from home productive in and post lockdown
Have you used slack yet, if no then believe me you are going to use it soon. It is an online application for windows through which you can manage your team chat and communication. Slack is a communication and collaboration tool.
It allows you to create channels (It can Be HR, Marketing, Sales, etc) in which all the related team members will be added and all the files and communications can take place in so easy manner. Your team can also communicate through the Slack mobile app.
If your team is working remotely then Trello is the best solution for you. By using Trello, you can easily assign tasks and have a track on that. Trello allows you to manage project workings along with the team. It also works as a whiteboard where all the tasks get listed with a deadline date and time. Trello is very user friendly and also have application for mobile.
The best application for Windows and Mobile through which you can easily conduct video conferencing. It also allows you to share your screen with up to 1000 employees in order to explain things more clearly. Zoom is the best solution if your team is working remotely or from home. You can easily instruct, solve and manage workings by using zoom.
Basically it acts as a virtual whiteboard on which your employees can connect, draw, edit and erase things. It allows your team to get interacted in real-time. It is a free tool and must have in order to manage and keep your team interaction active.
5. GSuit Apps
It is the thing that is used by people all around the world. It is simply like if I ask you for an email id you will be like firstname.lastname@example.org. Almost 09 out of 10 people use Gmail. Google has developed various applications under Gsuite which are most convenient, free and very easy to use.
Following are the list of G-suit application which can help you manage your team remotely-
Gmail is a free emailing application provided by Google. Through which you can send and receive official and important matters, circulations, instructions, and tasks.
It allows you to keep your files- Word, Excel, PPT, Images, Videos, Applications, etc. Which can be easily accessible by a shareable link. Google Drive is a complete solution for your remote working. The more you explore it the more you will get addicted to it.
it allows you to get connected with your team through Video or Text chat.
Keep allows you to quickly take and save notes, photos, voice memos, and checklists to Google Drive. So that your entire team can manage it from 1 place. It is a great tool to have visual notes and instructions or guidance to let your team remember everything.
The best tool to keep your team active. It allows you to create a poll and invite people to give feedback on that. Basically for a company if you want an opinion on an idea or a project you just have to create a poll over here and invite the team to give their views on that.
it is basically a sound-making software. Through which you can design a working environment to get your team focused on tasks. It helps your team to stay concentrate on their tasks.
It is important when you are working from home to manage time and expenses. Are you looking for a time and expense management thing? Harvest is the solution for you to utilize time and expense properly
When it comes to tasks but obviously there will be barriers. When you work at the office and you face a problem your manager comes and solves it. But what when you are working from home? Tensed right, not to worry team viewer is the solution for you. It allows you to connect to your manager and share the realtime screen of your system. And he will be able to access your screen and system in order to solve the issue.
It is collaboration software. That allows your team to communicate, manage projects, share files, assign tasks and many things. It is an all in one solution for you if your team is working from home. They are having a free plan with excellent access and if you want you can upgrade to their pro version also.
I hope this will help Individuals, freelancers, and companies who are struggling with Work From Home or Working Remotely. If you found it useful please do share with the needy one, stay strong and work hard.