With remote working, collaboration is key

You may think that remote working could be a challenge. And for some it can be. However, with the incredible range of online collaboration tools that we have available to us today, it has been made far more simple and effective. The key to these tools is collaboration. Being able to work effectively together and collaborate on projects you are working on.

There are so many tools out there, each with its own unique set of capabilities. Here are just a few of our favorites:

G-Suite (Now Google Workspace)

I'm not even sure where to start with how powerful G-Suite is and the way it has helped with remote team collaboration. We use "Meet" for our video meetings, and it works flawlessly, allowing us to share screens, chat, links etc. And talking of chat, we also use "Chat", which allows us all to exchange quick messages rather than sending an ever growing and confusing email string back and forth about a project. G-Drive allows us to all share files in one place and access them no matter where we are. Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides allow us to work collaboratively on pitches, proposals, reports, spreadsheets and much more. As well as all this, we also use it for email and calendars (personal and shared). G-Suite has been such an incredible tool through this tough year, and one that will continue to help us work in a remote environment for the foreseeable future.

Miro

Though G-Suite is the foundation for our virtual studio, the one thing is doesn't do great is a virtual whiteboard. Jamboard (Googles virtual whiteboard) just doesn't cut the mustard. So we use Miro. Miro provides a digital whiteboard with many other tools tacked on, and is especially great for remote workshops, brainstorming, strategy mapping, and workflow Visualisation. 

Figma

This is an incredible browser-based UI and UX design application that's great for digital platform design and prototyping, and also includes some time saving code-generation tools. With this article being all about collaboration, that's exactly what sets Figma apart from its competitors. It allows multiple designers and team members to simultaneously collaborate on a single document. This can then be shared and commented on directly by other users and even clients.

Trello

This tool is super simple, but is a great shared collaboration tool when it comes to working through projects with a team. Think of it like a digital check list that everyone can share, edit and add to. Various boards can be set up for differing purposes and multiple lists added to each board, along with items, flags, lists etc that can be added to each list. It's simple, but a long term favorite of ours. Check it out at www.trello.com.

The list could go on, but we just wanted to share a few of our favorites that have really helped us to embrace remote working and enable us to run an efficient virtual studio.

Contact us today and let us know how we can help with your next digital marketing project and put these great tools to work for you.

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