In the wake of the spread of COVID-19, many companies have opted to have their employees work from home in order to avoid social contact and prevent the spread of the virus.

Luckily, there are a great many online collaboration and productivity tools, which can ensure that businesses stay operational. If you’re a small business owner that still isn’t sure how you’re going to make the next few months work, check out these great tech tools.

Manage tasks on the fly

Keeping track of everything that needs to be done is relatively easy when everyone shares an office, but things might start falling through the cracks when you don’t.

With tools like Monday.com, Asana and Planner, though, it’s easy to stay on top of progress and keep track of tasks that still need to be completed.

Stay in touch

When you can’t simply swivel your chair around, you can turn to instant messaging and chat software like Microsoft Teams and Slack. If you need to speak to employees face to face, choose video conferencing tools like Zoom, Skype and Teams.

Keep staff productive

When they’re working from home, it’s easy for employees to get distracted. Encourage your staff to use productivity tools like Todoist, Toggl and focus booster to help them stay focused on the task at hand.

Store it in the cloud

If you haven’t yet started using cloud storage to back up data, now is the time to see what works for you. There is a range of cloud storage services available to keep your information safe and secure, including Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

Looking for an all-in-one package?

The Microsoft Office 365 suite is a comprehensive collection of the Microsoft programmes you know and love (think Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Excel) with the addition of productivity, communication, task management and cloud storage tools like Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Skype for Business and OneDrive.

Plans can be tailored according to the size and needs of your business. To find out more about how Microsoft Office 365 can help your business stay connected and productive, both inside the office environment and out, contact Agora Tec today.

 

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Angie Gallagher

The Social Media Company 

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