With the spread of the novel coronavirus, enterprises all over the world are adapting to a new reality of “work from home”. As work from home method successfully implement the social distancing but the real time collaboration and coordination become difficult. Let’s see some tools to make work from home functioning easier.
Slack is a cloud-based, real-time messaging and notification system. It encourages users to increase their productivity through their real-time communication platform. It provides the facility to communicate with your team on a dedicated channel or on a set of channels that is related directly to your work. You can also share files and images through the channels or in direct messages between two or more people.
Google Hangouts is a communication tool developed by Google that allows individual users to keep in touch via video calls, voice calls or text chats. It can also consider as a free instant messaging tool that allows video conferencing between employees and even groups which is helpful in working remotely. It allows the users to switch between audio and video calling as per your preference. It can be integrated with Google Meet, which syncs your work calendar to show your scheduled meetings.
It creates a chat-based workplace platform that enables collaboration for a team to work towards a common end-goal. It provides file storage & collaboration on files, application integration, remote workplace chat, and video meetings. Team administrator can invite team members to collaborate and the team members can set up a channel to communicate on a specific topic. It is available in desktop and mobile including Windows, iOS and Android
It is a task management tool; you can create task boards each project and mention the tasks based on their priority and mark the progress by updating the status of each task. A Trello board is basically a web page containing lists shown horizontally on the page so you can get a bird’s eye view of your project. Items within the lists, called cards, can be dragged and dropped onto other lists or reordered within lists. Cards used for individual purposes, can contain checklists, images, attachments, deadline dates, coloured labels, and discussion notes from others who share the board.
JIRA is a centralized, highly customizable project management system as all projects are stored central database assigning a number of workflows which represent processes in your organization, and they can be customized for projects, issues, and subtasks. JIRA is ideal for software developers, but any department can use its project management requirements. It is optimized for agile, and the Kanban method makes it very easy to track tasks.
Hope this will help you to plan and work more productively as there are many other tools that would help you in work from home process.
Thank you and stay safe everyone !!!