Do you want to improve your team’s productivity?
Are you looking for the ways to make communication effective among your team members?
If you care about your clients and business, you must understand the value of workplace communication.
Henry Ford has said:
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
In short, an effective communication builds your business.
But how can you make it happen?
In this article, you’ll find 10 smart tools to stay connected with your team anywhere, from sitting on the couch to sitting on the beach.
Take a look:
Slack is an instant messaging and file sharing tool which helps you to bring all your communication together in one place. Their tagline says: Where Work Happens.
Slack allows you to share files, images, folders, and documents easily with your team members from anywhere. It also supports video and audio calls.
Integration with Google Drive, DropBox, Github, MailChimp, Zendesk, social media and other dozens of services.
Slack comes up with three plans:
Free – Best for small teams for unlimited time (with limited features)
Standard – $6.67 per active user per month, billed annually ($8 billed monthly)
Plus – $12.50 per active user per month, billed annually ($15 billed monthly)
Select your plan and start improving your productivity.
The best thing about TeamViewer is its fast and efficient remote access. The interface is clean and easy to understand. You can connect to your co-worker’s computer remotely and control it no matter if you’re not physically present there. It’s an effective option for online meetings.
It can run under all desktop and mobile platforms – Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, and BlackBerry OS.
You can sign up for a free account and use it as long as you want. It also comes up with three plans: Business, Premium, and Corporate.
Asana is one of the most popular team collaboration, task management, and productivity tools for your team. You can use pre-made project templates, so you can quickly and easily plan common team workflows.
You’ll love beautiful interface, layout, user experience, and functionality. You can assign, organize and track the tasks (It gives you a visual overview of your team’s work). It will help your team know who’s doing what, by when.
Asana has a free plan, a paid premium, and an enterprise plan.
Try Asana and don’t just talk about your goals—actually accomplish them.
You must be familiar with Skype. It’s the most popular video calling and rich text messaging platform. You can use it for personal or the professional purpose. You can use it to connect with team members (or clients) and your family members.
You can use it for video conferencing, web conferencing, and file sharing. With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. Sounds exciting?
Easy to join and setup. Give it a try.
Join.me is the perfect online meeting and video conference solution for you. You can create a Free account and host a meeting and send your team members the code to join the meeting. It’s super easy.
It also allows you to freely share your screen with your team on any device. You can also share files with individuals to maintain secure communication. join.me brings everyone together instantly to share an idea and collaborate on the project.
It offers two affordable featured-rich plans: Pro ($20) and Business ($30).
Trello lets your team work more collaboratively. No matter if you’re a small company or a large enterprise, It gives you a visual way for teams to collaborate on any project.
You can create a list of boards and cards of things to do and share these with your team. It has a beautiful interface and easy to use. You can also integrate the apps/tools your team already uses directly into your workflow.
Trello comes up with three plans:
Business Class – $9.99 per user/month when paid annually
Enterprise – $20.83 per user/month when paid annually
GoToMeeting is very simple to setup and use. It makes it easy to connect with your team, however you want, on any device. Its clean interface and crystal clear audio lead to a clear communication which helps to improve your team’s productivity.
It allows you to share your screen with just one click. You can also record the meeting session with one click and send to those that are not able to attend the meeting in real-time. Most of the businesses prefer to use GoToMeeting for video and web conferencing.
GoToMeeting has three plans: Starter ($19/month), Pro ($29/month), and Plus ($49/month). It also provides you 14-days free trial.
Teamweek is the free project management software and online planner which allows to create and manage tasks and empowering your team. It helps you know who’s doing what, what tasks have been finished and how much time your team has in their hands.
Drag-and-drop interface. Color-coded timeline. Teams of up to 5 people get Free access to Teamweek.
Ryver is a free team communication and task manager platform. It has the same features and options slack provided, but for free (No limits, no restrictions).
Create private teams. One-to-one chat conversations. Create task boards for all team members. Integrate with your other tools or apps.
Ryver is Free for team communication. If you need the task manager, it has three affordable plans: Startup ($19/month), Small Business ($49/month), and Unlimited ($99/month).
Basecamp helps you organize everything in one place, so you’ll know exactly what’s going on. Basecamp is an outstanding and powerful platform for bringing a team together to get things done.
Share files, keep track of tasks, manage projects, integration with email platforms and more.
Basecamp offers free accounts for teachers & students and $99 per month for businesses.
Now it’s your turn – Do you use any of these tools? Or do you want to give these a try?