Remote working is a very viable way to operate a business. It allows the employer to save a large amount of money (no office space, utilities, etc.) alongside having complete freedom to employ anyone around the world, allowing them to have people best suited for their job.
During COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has been the only way to conduct business for many companies, so the interest in this type of work has become incredibly high. Having the right tools for managing a remote team can enhance productivity and streamline the workflow.
1. Team communication tools
The most important thing to keep in mind when managing remote workers is communication! Obviously, there is no replacement for the daily interactions we are used to in offices; however, keeping up with your colleagues on a daily basis is vital to the success of your business.
Lots of platforms are great for this, in our company we use Slack for everyday communications. While it is really helpful, it’s application is limited, as files have to be brought into the channels, and if you were relying on Slack you would just get bogged down with links.
2. Video conferencing software
Having a good video conferencing software is also vital, as it allows you to converse as if you were in a room together. There is lots of software offering these types of service, but out of all of them, I would recommend Vidthere. It allows instant meetings, alongside live and evergreen webinars, which can work really well at instructing your colleagues. It is affordable, reliable and high quality (and funnily enough, is one of our products).
3. Collaboration tools for managing a remote team
So, you have some basic tools to communicate with your team, but you’re missing one of the most important factors, a tool that offers collaboration. Communication alone isn’t enough, you need a software which allows you to collaborate with colleagues on different projects. Here at Saasuma, we are confident that we have developed a solution.
Saasuma is a multi-use platform. It serves as your personal cloud search engine and allows you to easily find information across clouds and devices. The sync and share module is the perfect collaboration tool for your team, as they can view, edit and share files no matter which cloud services they use. This is all great, but the reason why Saasuma is one of the best tools for managing a remote team is the activity feed.
Each file or collection has its own activity feed, this records every action taken with that file. Be it sharing, or communication between colleagues, it will be there in the activity feed. Needless to say, this is very advantageous for remote teams. It allows you to share files between each other in one common workplace, you can communicate with colleagues on the file, or just have a record of all actions.
This same system works on all emails you have stored on Saasuma. Lots of our users utilise this to keep track of their leads, they put all emails and relevant files into one collection. From here, everything is in one manageable place and can be shared and edited as needed.
Overall, Saasuma is one of the best tools for managing a remote team, it is versatile, simple and easy to use. Whether you have a large team, or you just want to arrange your files more competently, Saasuma has something to offer you. Book your free demo call with Saasuma today!