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Shobana S
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In the current situation, the project managers are surely facing a tough time with most of the teams working remotely and everything happening through virtual meetings. Project managers have to monitor and keep track of the activity, a task assigned to the team members. Now that all the meetings are virtual it’s quite difficult to keep at tap on the discussions, tasks assigned, and simultaneously follow up with the clients.

Project managers are depending upon tools like Zoom for remote communication, Slack for instant messaging, Trello for task manager, tools for convenient reporting like MarsviewNotes, file storage like Google Drive.

I have mentioned few tools that I have been using. You can add up your list.
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dhaughey
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My list of productivity tools is:
  • Evernote - note taking and collaboration
  • Trello - task lists
  • Slack - instant communication
  • Microsoft Teams - virtual meetings
  • Microsoft Excel - planning and budgets
I’d also add that use of a good quality webcam, microphone and speaker is essential, if you are working from home. My choice is:
  • Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam
  • Sennheiser SP 20 Speakerphone
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I agree that work from home can be challenging especially when team members are not on the same page. What we use in our organization:
  • Slack - for team communication
  • Microsoft Team - For scheduled meeting/calls
  • Basecamp - To assign and schedule team activities (also set deadline)
  • Trello - For overall organizational activity and tracking
  • One Drive - To store all the files in one place
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In this current Covid -19 situation we all are working remotely to stay safe and healthy , meanwhile we need to improve our work efficiency also, so here are 17 online tools for remote teams to stay connected and promote better collaboration, communication, and effective workflows.

1. Communication Tools - Effective communication is an essential factor in maintaining healthy and strong working relationships at all levels of an organisation. However, this is particularly true when working with remote teams. Investing in clear lines of communication will lead to trust among employees, higher levels of productivity, and a boost in morale.
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Slack
  • Jell
  • Zoom
2. Time-management tools - When managing large remote teams, it’s next to impossible to personally message each employee to know what they’re working on and what their schedule looks like. And that’s precisely why time-management tools are invaluable when working remotely. Some of the best time-management tools include:
  • actiTIME
  • TimeDoctor
3. Project management and collaboration tools
- A report published by Harvard Business Review stated that collaborative activity is the ‘secret sauce’ that inspires creativity. It enables virtual teams to make innovative and creative new products, communicate better, and promotes productivity. Some of the best collaboration tools that you can use when working with remote teams include
  • Podio
  • Trello
  • Asana
  • Milanote
  • Basecamp
4. File management tools - Some of the best file management tools that you can use when working with remote teams include
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • Box
5. Timezone management tools -When working with distributed teams across the globe, it can be challenging to keep track of what time it is where your colleagues are. As our world becomes hyperconnected, discovering a good time zone management tool becomes more important than ever. Our recommendations include
  • World Time Buddy
  • 10to8
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Great list Thescalers!

As many of my colleagues know, I'm a great fan of Evernote for taking minutes and staying organised. Especially helpful for keeping information organised across different projects.
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dhaughey wrote: Tue 29 Sep 2020 8:27 am Great list Thescalers!

As many of my colleagues know, I'm a great fan of Evernote for taking minutes and staying organised. Especially helpful for keeping information organised across different projects.
Thank You Dhaughey,

If you wish to know more about each online tools for remote teams in detail, then you can read this article. Source: https://thescalers.com/online-tools-for-remote-teams-to-stay-connected/
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