The Best Communication Software's For Teams Working Remote
Communication and workflow are probably the most crucial when it comes to team success. Over the past two years, teams that used to meet in person every day had to learn how to work remotely and communicate effectively to achieve tasks on projects. Now that we’re emerging from the pandemic, 4.7 million people still work remotely at least half the time in the United States, while 16% of companies are fully remote on a global scale. Here are our favorite software choices'!
Communication and workflow is probably the most crucial when it comes to team success. Over the past two years, teams that used to meet in person every day had to learn how to work remotely and communicate effectively to achieve tasks on projects. Now that we’re emerging from the pandemic, 4.7 million people still work remotely at least half the time in the United States, while 16% of companies are fully remote on a global scale.
Whether you work in marketing, sales, human resources, project management, event planning, or content creation, a team’s communication software will literally make or break a team’s ability to effectively collaborate, manage, organize, and analyze all information within a project for ultimate success. The days of sending an email for every little detail within a task on a project are over, as the market presents itself a plethora of options to help streamline and enhance the daily workflow and progress. Whether you’re looking at first-time options or considering changing up your team’s workspace software, we scouted the best on the market to help you get back to focusing on your work and crushing goals with your team members.
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Originally founded in 2012 for the food industry, AirTable now serves as a centralized database that enables teams to work together for increased efficiency. Its spreadsheet-designed interface allows working teams to organize different types of data and information, including files, photos, videos, text copy, ideas, and more. Additionally, its array of templates and layouts, view options, project tracking and management tools, content and social media calendar creation, podcast database, and more allow optimal collaboration and ease of project management among teams.
While AirTable serves as an optimal tool for teams, users have reported a higher learning curve for AirTable, so its not necessarily the easiest one to onboard. Additionally, AirTable charges per-user and not per-organization, which may get expensive if you have a large working team. If communication with your team is a priority, AirTable also does not host a tab for general discussions, making it harder for teams to communicate effectively directly on the platform.
Some Other Choices to Consider
ClickUp is the all-in-one productivity tool built for teams across all industries. While it boasts a clean and user-friendly interface, ClickUp allows teams to plan, track, and collaborate on a multitude of projects and subtasks, allowing the ease of working together from anywhere in the world.
The way someone likes to organize projects and tasks may seem like a disorganized mess to another. Luckily, ClickUp allows the user 15 different “views” to choose from, allowing you to have control over how you organize & visualize your work. Additionally, ClickUp allows a plethora of customization options throughout its dashboards, fields, and task statuses. That, along with its cross-departmental and client communication features, real-time reporting, time-tracking capabilities, app integration, templates, 24/7 customer support, and affordable pricing, ClickUp ranks high on the list of today’s top-trending working software platforms.
For a communications-only platform, your company might want to look into Slack. For working teams needing to effectively communicate and collaborate throughout the day, teams can easily create “channels” with a company. Your marketing, sales, and accounting departments can all avoid flooding each other with messages that aren’t relevant to each other and communicate straight to their team members. Even moreso, channels can be set to public, private, shared, or multi-workspace, allowing teams to customize who can and can’t gain access to messages and information in each channel.
However, it’s important to note that conversations are deleted after 14 days and only it holds a small file storage unless you continuously upgrade.
If you want an all-in-one software program for planning, collaborating, delivering, reporting, and integrating your teams and projects, look no further. Teamwork serves as the ultimate tool for remote-working teams. While Teamwork allows users to track every detail within a project, its the software’s instant chat, organized document sharing, four different view options, estimated time reporting, project health reports, timesheet tracking, email integration, financial reporting and invoicing, and many more customizable features that gives Teamwork its glowing rating.
Among its best features includes options for a Gantt chart, allowing easy viewing of projects, subtasks, priorities, milestones, and more.
Basecamp might be one of the oldest and most universally-used project management and work communication softwares out there. Originally developed in 1999 as “37signals” and later changed to “Basecamp,” the software has been likened by so many for over two decades for it easy-to-use interface and simple tools. As you pump out work throughout the day, Basecamp allows users to “check off” their to-do lists and assign tasks to themselves and others. Add on its user and client chat feature, document sharing and storage organization, quick search feature, built-in scheduling, additional app integration, flexible pricing options, and more, Basecamp is the solid “base” of all communication software platforms.
If you look up the definition of “Asana,” you’ll find that it means “a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)” in Hinduism. It’s no wonder why its the name of one of today’s best work communciation softwares out there, holding a high “seat” or “position” in excelling team efficiency, communication, and workflow systems. Along with all the standard software offerings mentioned above such as a clean interface, internal communication threads, task assignment, milestone tracking, and more, it’s Asana’s offerings of a free place for small working teams, variety of third party app integrations, security controls, and highly customizable dashboards, that earn it a top spot in today’s working teams. Its no wonder that 82% of Asana’s customers have stated that its increased their teams clarity and accountability. We’ll call that a win for sure.
Fun fact: More than 20,000 of the world’s leading companies use Wrike, including Adobe, Google, EA Sports, Stanford University, and more. It might be because its the most customizable work management software on the market. Wrike checks off all the boxes when it comes to cross-functional visibility, custom request forms, Gantt charts, Kanban boards, project budgeting, shared calendars, task dependencies, and real-time collaboration among teams. It grants its users total information awareness on all of their working projects, all while sharing it with team members. What sets Wrike apart from other softwares is its Global Report, giving users the ability to analyze the data for all current projects and tasks with a single click. It’s $10/month/user isn’t that bad either. Quite impressive, indeed.
Formerly known as Dapulse, Monday.com is a work and project management software that grants teams actions to manage and streamline projects. More than 80,000 teams in diverse industries in sales, marketing, recruitment, video production, event management, and more rely on the software to knock out their projects. The basic interface resembles a spreadsheet, making it easy to organize and execute repeatable task management on its customizable “boards” and checklists. Additionally, the tool integrates on email and several third-party apps like Slack, Google Drive, and Jira, features build-in time tracking, multiple view options, project and financial reporting, and more.
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