Working remotely can be tough in the beginning. You can't just teleport to your colleague's desk to discuss something (well… with flat.social you can!) and seeing a pixel-only version of your teammates' faces' seems to be daunting at first. Yet, the benefits of a distributed team heavily outweigh the drawbacks. Fortunately, the challenges of working remotely are constantly remediated with an increasing number of tools and techniques that can make your team more productive. Below we present some of our favorite ones.
Slack is a messaging app for business that connects people to the information they need. Once you onboard your team on Slack you will be able to create multiple channels and enable both group and one to one communication. Check them out at slack.com
Notion is an all-in-one workspace that allows your team to write, plan and collaborate. It allows you to take notes, add tasks, manage projects and so much more! Check them out at notion.co
Have a clash in the calendar? Send a quick video with an update instead. In this asynchronous mode of communication you don't need to have your timeline perfectly aligned with your colleagues. Check them out at loom.com
As an asynchronous remote operating system, Friday is a complement to Slack or Microsoft Teams that helps you easily automate meetings and team updates at work. Check them out at friday.com
Pop is built behind the team of Screenhero which was acquired by Slack back in 2015. Their new product focuses on remote pair programming with advanced screensharing settings. Check them out at pop.com
I know... we said 5 best tools for working remotely! But where is the fun if your team focuses on productivity only? With flat.social you can build a fun virtual space where your team connects in a playful way and engage in an entire spectrum of team activities - from football games to meditation. Hit on the button below to see the demo!
“I love by how interactive flat.social is!”
Rafal, organizer @ Creative Jobs