Year 2020 was a challenging year for everyone considering the pandemic halted normal flow of life and made us sit inside homes. Businesses across Australia were severely impacted due to COVID-19 outbreak because during restrictions and lockdowns it was difficult to attend offices. However the good news is most companies adapted and adopted the culture of work from home. There are people who worked from home earlier as well but the number grew exponentially after the pandemic. In 2021, the situation of COVID-19 is under control in Australia, but many businesses are still operating remotely. The need for business owners, managers, and employees to remain coordinated is undeniable because for various reasons businesses fail among which mismanagement and poor coordination are ones.
Since we live in the modern age of advanced technologies and efficient gadgets, business owners can remain connected with their teams, stakeholders, clients, and partners using various applications. If you are a business owner, you can make your phone smarter with these apps and use them as tools for handling different tasks without any hassle or stress.
Here are seven you should know about and can use for managing your business remotely. Have a look.
By now everyone has heard of zoom and many may have attended meetings on it. Zoom is a modern video conferencing application that is use-friendly and easy to understand. You can send links to people to join meetings. It offers an unlimited call option without asking for payment. Zooms interface and service are the reasons why the application overtook Skype so swiftly.
Want to chat with people for work? Get Slack to have seamless and uninterrupted video, text and audio chats. You can establish different channels for communication with other users of the app and even get freelancers, contractors, and other temporary associates to work with you and join conversations. Slack can be used free or you can pay for its advanced version.
3. Uber Conference
If you are a small business owners then this application is a must have. Compared to its competitors Uber Conference is not well known, but it deserves a feature because you can use it without a required PIN and internet access. Its free version can be used by ten people at a time and for more access you can pay.
To make file transferring and syncing easy, using the Dropbox app is a simple solution. It is a versatile application that allows people in your team to share data even when everyone is using different OS and software. You can get monthly or yearly subscriptions for the application.
5. G Suite
Use this modern and advanced umbrella application that consists of Google Docs, Gmail, Calender, Hangouts, Drive, and Sheets. It is complete office communication and data keeping tool that can help you mange operations without installing the MS Office.
It is one of the best applications for collaboration on digital design projects as your team can share insights and progress via the application. The app can be used for tracking, feedback, and remote access to a whiteboard tool. Using this app is a viable option because you can use the whiteboard in real time and provide instruction or presentations to your team without any hitch.
For remote collaboration and coordination, Trello is among the best applications in the market. You can personalise it to meet your and your team’s needs. The best features of the applications are that you can use it form a multi-person project or make an individual board for each department of your organisation like customer care service, human resource, design development, blog planning and more.
The Bottom Line
Although the need for digital platforms that allow remote communication and management increased in the past year, it is likely their requirement will continue as many people are still working from home. If you are a business owner, then having the applications mentioned above is a must for you to manage your company, coordinate with your team/partners, and communicate with customers and more. With the introduction of technologies and advanced tools, it is easier than ever to run your business digitally when you cannot do it offline, for any reason.