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As more businesses embrace mobility in their workforce and even hire remote employees to fill critical IT roles, having the right communication tools in place is more critical than ever. Keeping your team connected allows them to function properly and makes shared tasks easier to manage regardless of distance.
Luckily, in the year 2017, we have numerous options for keeping your IT workplace operating as one even when they aren’t all physically in the office. Here are three tools that you can use to keep your team connected, no matter where they are located.
If you work in the IT space, you’ve likely heard of Trello. And that’s because it is a strong player in the communication and collaboration tool space. The system allows employees and managers to create boards, each representing important tasks that need to be handled.
Custom columns can be added to designate the progress on each task. As steps are completed, the task moves forward through the columns. Everyone knows exactly what is being done and by whom, and notes and messages can be exchanged from within the system.
Trello can be an excellent solution for managing complex projects. If you haven’t given it a try yet, it could definitely be an option worth exploring.
While messengers are fairly common in today’s workplaces, Brosix takes the idea of a messenger to completely new heights. While its function is similar to popular options like Skype and Slack, Brosix adds an extra layer of security, applying strong data encryptions to all transfers, while still maintaining real-time messaging capabilities.
The interface is easy to use, making it a quick adjustment for most IT professionals, and it also supports multiple languages. This means your team can communicate in whichever language works best for them as a group, which can be an excellent benefit for multinational teams.
Meetings can at times be a necessity, even if your IT team is spread out across the city, state, country, or even the world. GoToMeeting provides a system to help make meetings happen no matter where the participants are located. It’s a simple web conferencing solution that syncs to Outlook and Google Calendar, making appointment setting a breeze. With HD video, screen sharing, and dial-in options, everyone can get connected based on the tools they have available.
For added features, GoToMeeting also offers on-screen drawing, allowing team members to interact with information displayed on the screen. Real-time recording also helps keep the information saved for future reference, making it easy to look back at the details whenever needed.
By bring the right tools into your IT workplace, you can have a more connected experience that allows everyone to function at their best. If your team is also in need of a new member, the recruitment professionals at CPS Recruitment® can help you find the ideal candidate. Contact us today to see how our hiring system can help connect you with today’s top talent.
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