Many companies not familiar with remote work before COVID-19 are suddenly overcompensating with more communication, in the form of copious video calls and the expectation that employees respond to messages as quickly as possible.
This is an understandable impulse, as concerned managers want to make sure workflow is not slowed, while anxious employees want to show they’re “at work” and not taking advantage of the situation or slacking off.
Unfortunately, approaching remote work in this way can quickly turn toxic and lead to burnout, while undermining employee’s ability to get things done. Instead of tethering remote employees to online communication tools, leaders should be doing what remote-first companies have been doing for years: adopting asynchronous communication.
Working from home offers excellent opportunities to boost productivity. With so many types of team collaboration tool to choose from, communicating remotely is becoming almost as easy as it is in an office environment. But while good communication is key to remote working, time management is another important aspect to factor in.
When you’re working solo, it’s easy to get distracted or disengaged; both of which are highly detrimental to the quality and quantity of work produced.
If your job involves asynchronous and remote work, then you’ve probably already heard of (and use) a lot of the well-known communication and project management apps with your team, including Slack, Asana, Trello, Todoist, Microsoft Teams, and Notion. But, no single app can quite do everything, so there are probably a few areas in your daily workflow you just haven’t found the right tool for yet. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best apps for asynchronous remote work that you probably aren’t using yet, but will want to add to your tech stack ASAP.
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The time is gone when only the freelancers worked remotely. After COVID-19 brought a halt to the fast-paced, many companies changed their way of working rather than ceasing to work. Even before the nationwide lockdowns were announced in different countries, a majority of companies had started working remotely as a preventive measure against the spread of the virus.
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Due to unexpected issues related to public health, most companies have been given the choice of either going remote or closing down for who knows how long. That being the case, we decided to write up an article that will help you overcome some of the key issues you might face when making these decisions.
There are countless problems unique to remote workers, but we’re going to focus on some of the most common and annoying ones in this piece so that you can ease the transition to online collaboration by nipping them in the bud.
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Searching For A Solution For Email Overwhelm
Gini Dietrich, a Chicago native who boasts an impressive resume and wears many hats day-to-day, was drowning in emails related to her various projects. She not only runs a PR firm aptly named Arment Dietrich, but is also the founder, author, and host of Spin Sucks, which started as a blog, then became a book and podcast, and now offers professional development to marketers around the globe. Kind of a lot to keep track of!
In addition to her work as a PR professional and founder, Gini juggles being both a mom and a competitive cycler. With so much to do, she had trouble finding a way to shuffle through the noise of her inbox and locate the high-priority emails that actually pertained to her many activities.