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5 Useful Tools for Remote Team Collaboration
In today's world, teams within a company are not necessarily bound to a single business location. Rather,
they are widely dispersed across the world. This move has affected various activities of businesses both
positively and negatively. For example, teams have the privilege of making their own decisions and share
responsibilities in different locations(https://www.eztalks.com).
However, as this happens, all employees in all remote teams should work for the same goal, of a company
and keep updated for the common good of the organization. This calls for an interaction between
technology and the culture such as web conferencing, electronic mail and instant communication. In other
words, remote team collaboration should be enhanced.
Working with remote teams can be very effective if implemented with the correct tools and technology.
Strong team connection can be achieved by communication tools as well as project management tools.
These tools are the key to productivity, noble customer service, innovation and culpability.
Below, let's look at 5 useful remote team collaboration tools.
Dropbox provides an online file accommodating system whereby all the employees can easily and
tenuously access. Here, multiple folders consisting of large files are stored in the cloud for access by any of
the employee from any location.
Dropbox helps the team members to work on the most current project files where different employees
need to work on them at different times. Dropbox also serves as an easy method to send file to other
people. It allows you to share Dropbox link which can then be sent to other people you want.
In fact, it serves as a very useful tool providing access to and storage of finalized files when needed.
Slack is a messaging app that helps in enhancing communication between the team members. It helps in
bringing the team closer to each other.
Despite the fact that project management platforms have got communication features integrated within,
this app accomplishes all kinds of communication requirements between the members. For instance, it
manages the company's conversation both channel discussions and direct messages.
To enhance this, each team member is encouraging to download one in their devices. Maybe a mobile app
or desktop app. Team members are able to conduct both public and private chats in real time.
3. ezTalks Cloud Meeting
ezTalks Cloud Meeting is a video collaboration tool basically used for communication. The software
enhances telecommunication connections between team members. It can also be used for communication
with customers. It basically entails the use of video conferencing software to enable hosting of
This kind of video conferencing has proven to be cost effective means of remote communication. The
management can easily hosts a meeting like a board meeting at any scheduled time. In fact, ezTalks Cloud
Meeting is basically used for holding remote meetings, seminars and conferences.
ezTalks Cloud Meeting allows participants to share ideas through an communicating whiteboard tool
which is built.
The software tool can be easily controlled by the chair of the meeting whereby they are able to monitor
speaker roles to each member. Any video conference call can be recorded with ease for future references
to the organization.
JIRA is a project management tool that is mainly used to track projects and their related tasks. This helps
the company as a whole to be at best with information about all kind of work in progress.
As team members work on the projects, they can easily leave a comment to the management which is sent
through JIRA email. It allows every team member to easily see all the tasks allocated to them.
The management is able to follow the progress of the team members and leave feedback. Prioritization of
the project is also easily done by the management.
5. Small Improvements
This is online Human Resource and performance management software. It allows the business
organizations and its remote workers to set up individual objectives. This way, they are able to receive
performance reviews and feedback from the management.
Each remote worker sets their own objectives in small improvement accounts provided and keep on
updating them. Afterwards, managers review performance of the employees after completion of
self-assessment. They give their feedback to the employees to help improve in the stated areas.
Self-assessment and routine appraisals can be set for monthly, quarterly or yearly. It all depends with the
policies of the company and the intended objectives.