We are hearing more and more how people feel disconnected from their teams due to remote working. Whether it is feelings of isolation, interrupted conversations, conversing through email without tone and feeling, misunderstandings, lack of social chat or getting to know one another – if you have worked remotely it is likely you have experienced some sort of disadvantage or struggle.
Digital working will never give us the same level of connection or as rich experiences as in-person, but there are ways we can optimise our collaboration and communication in attempt to bridge these gaps.
Here are some tools to investigate, which might help for a collaborative team activity or general working practises…
Miro: An online collaborative whiteboarding tool that enables teams to come together and draw out ideas in a digital workspace in real-time, regardless of their physical location. Find out more.
Google Workspace: live collaboration on various documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Allowing commenting, and editing on the same documents. Find out more.
Trello: Organise tasks, track progress, and collaborate effectively with this project management tool. It allows you to create boards, lists, assign tasks, and cards to manage workflows. Find out more.
Asana: A tool to create projects, set deadlines, assign tasks, and monitor progress with ease. Find out more.
These tools empower remote teams to work together efficiently, bridge distances, and achieve remarkable results have fun, engage in a different way in the aim of connection, collaboration and productivity.
They all have slight differences so why not do a bit of investigation and see which one might be able to optimise your team collaboration?!
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Since 2005, we have made it our mission to find ways of bringing compassionate and authentic principles into the workplace, so that employees may experience connection of a different kind; one that cultivates a healthy working environment, stimulates high performance and unlocks true potential.
In this aim, we have developed multiple tools and programmes to help organisations embed these vital skills within their teams, their management and their culture. We are committed to changing the way we speak at work.