5 Helpful Tools for Businesses that Shifted to Remote Work Setup

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A lot of companies implemented a work-from-home setup quickly to maintain operations amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Some are even thinking of adapting this arrangement permanently. But let’s face it, not everyone is prepared for this kind of setup.

Staying productive and efficient is important to any kind of business. You can make this happen by finding the best online platforms that will help you shift to a work-from-home arrangement with ease.

Let us walk through some of the best tools you can take advantage of while working remotely.

 

Slack

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This chat app has been serving as a virtual headquarters for remote companies for quite some time now. Slack is a perfect tool for your team to communicate and share documents. A lot of remote workers have been using Slack even before the pandemic, but the lockdown implemented around the world brought more people to use this platform. 

The company has been providing organizations with the support needed during the COVID-9 outbreak. They even offered some of their plans for free to help businesses cope up with the crisis.

 

Hootsuite

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An increase in social media usage was predicted by Hootsuite since most people are staying at home, and they’re actually right. According to research, social media usage increased by 87% during the crisis. This means that having a proper management app for various social media platforms is essential for businesses that are now operating remotely.

Hootsuite helps brands schedule their social media posts, generate analytics reports, manage multiple streams, and many more. Hootsuite’s features make it one of the best tools for social media managers and teams working from home.

 

Time Doctor

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Time Doctor is considered as one of the best time tracking apps and is used by giants such as Verizon and Apple. This platform helps managers monitor attendance, the tasks your team members are working on, the amount of time they spend on each task, billable hours, and so much more. Using Time Doctor is the simplest way to track and boost your team’s productivity.

 

Zoom

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Zoom is a communications tool that offers voice calls and video meetings across different devices. This platform also makes it easy for users to share screens while conversing. Zoom offered tutorials for new users of the app, which is of great help to businesses that implemented remote work setup because of the pandemic.

Last February, Zoom lifted their 40-minute limit on free video calls in China to provide support during the COVID-19 outbreak; they did the same thing for schools in the United States, Italy, Japan, and other countries.

 

Mailchimp

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Mailchimp is a marketing automation tool that lets you communicate with your clients and potential customers. This platform also allows interested parties to subscribe to your email marketing lists via sign-up forms. Mailchimp focuses on well-designed email campaigns, data analysis, and proper contact management.

The company is offering free standard accounts to eligible organizations sending important public health data about COVID-19 until June 30, 2020.

 

Moving to a work-from-home setup can be challenging, but there are many ways to make it successful. The tools listed in this blog can help you communicate with your members, manage campaigns, and boost your productivity in the middle of this pandemic. Take some time as well to do your own research and discuss with your team members how your company can benefit from these platforms.

 

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