Coronavirus: Tools & Tips to help you work from Home
COVID-19 continues to affect the world and Cyprus in all levels. For most of us, working from home is a new reality. The most important is that we stay calm and responsible. Do not forget that we have many people counting on us. In this article you can find some very useful tools & tips which will help you work from home.
Our top picks – Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Drive: Whatever you need to do, Google has a tool for it. Google’s suite lets you work on worksheets, written documents, presentations, and more directly using a browser. These files can be saved to offline versions if needed, but are ordinarily saved on the cloud, and linked to your Google account. You can then share them with specific users, or create shareable links that can be accessed by anyone.
Also Google has released some important tools for free to help Businesses and Schools to work from home. Google has rolled out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite customers globally through July 1, 2020.
Use video calls for your communication with your customers and colleagues. Videoconferencing isn’t always easy. The kids climb on you, the dog barks, there’s background noise … you get the idea. I’ve had some embarrassing moments and made plenty of mistakes, but I’ve learned a few things along the way. Here are my tips for successful videoconferencing from home. Read more in this great article from Google
Skype is a telecommunications application that can be used either on a computer or phone to make free online calls over Wifi, international calls, and to send messages. It’s a type of video call that also has a messaging system built-in. You can use Skype to virtually meet one-on-one with a client or turn a Skype session into a meeting to chat in real-time with coworkers.
Asana – Project Management Tool
Working remotely — especially if you and the rest of your office — aren’t used to it can have its own set of challenges. Mainly, getting organized when you’re not all inhabiting the same space is a big one. If you have to ask Sally when her part of a project is going to be ready for you to look over, you can’t walk over to her desk and ask her. That’s why getting organized and having everyone in the office communicate about the progression of tasks is key.
Asana is a project management tool that allows users to organize, plan workflows, and projects to ensure that you’re keeping track of every project in the works. It’s free to use for up to 15 people
Last but not least, social media is an excellent way to connect with your clients, partners and colleagues. Social media is a commonplace platform for communication today.
The challenge is to keep remote workers feeling connected—to managers, peers and the organization—despite physical distance and lack of face-to-face contact. Luckily, there’s the perfect tool in town: social media. Social media has the ability to replicate the informal interactions that naturally occur when employees are co-located.