Getting your team on the same page can seem like a daunting task in the best of times, and impossible in the worst.
But getting team communication flowing openly and smoothly is one of the highest ROI things you can invest in at your business.
Here are five tools you can use to improve team communication immediately:
These tools are 50% project management tools, 50% virtual watercoolers. Much of the work at your business is around projects, and they have lots of updates and people to keep in the loop.
Both Asana and Trello handle these functions exceptionally well.
Slack is one of the fastest-growing apps and companies of all time because of its ease of use and powerful real-time messaging capabilities.
It also allows you to do file sharing, calls, and video calls – and integrates with just about every app or service under the sun!
Zoom is by far our favorite tool for holding virtual meetings. It’s video conferencing capabilities are incredibly rich for such an affordable, SaaS platform. It works perfectly on desktop, tablet, and phones, making it the perfect way to connect with your team no matter where they are or what they are doing.
Voxer is one of the handiest communication apps we’ve found – we seem to find new uses for it every day. It’s a walkie talkie messaging app for your phone with live voice, text, and photo sharing capabilities.
The pro version allows you to create groups that you can easily broadcast messages to and have conversations with, making it the perfect way to communicate with large, dispersed teams.
Loom is a really fast, easy way to create and share screen capture videos. When you need to show someone how to do something on your computer, Loom makes it incredibly easy to capture a video of your screen and send it securely to a specific person or make it available to groups.
These tools all serve different purposes at your business, and when used together can take communication to a new level. Try them all!