Remote work and collaboration have been a topic for some years now. Thanks to tools for remote collaboration, companies tap into a pool of talent otherwise not possible to reach due to location limitations.Because of the CVD-19 Pandemic, a majority of tech-based companies had to send their employees home. Working from home is now a real trend! All of a sudden, we’re looking around and asking each other about the best tools to facilitate online collaboration. Remote work is a new trend.With the proper tools, you can handle everyone from meetings to completing deadlines. You can see your team's productivity and performance in just one touch. It also allows you to see the progress of your projects and the efficiency of your workflow. There's a lot of things you can do by just getting the right tools.At Bonanza Design, we’re no stranger to remote work. We often have to work with the majority of our clients on a remote basis. And as a result, our toolbox is filled with tools that facilitate online, remote work.
HERE'S A LIST OF THE TECH STACKS WE RECOMMEND FOR REMOTE WORK.
HOLDING ONLINE WORKSHOP
Seamless online communication is crucial to our work. We hold workshops and discuss it with our clients frequently. Through a long trial and error, we have settled down with Zoom. It’s reliable, frictionless and has a lot of cool features such as breakout rooms to facilitate online workshops.
This is one of the best for visual collaboration, consider this as your digital workspace. This enables innovative teams to think and collaborate visually to solve important problems. People enjoy speed and ease of use in creating diagrams, which are popular in design thinking and agile methodologies, as well as tools to help more impactful meetings and workshops.
We equally love Miro as well. We use Mural.com for our online workshops especially those that we have to work with over 30 participants. And we use Miro mostly for our client works. We find Miro easier to use, especially with client works where we want to have a seamless collaboration. We love Mural because it’s made by design thinkers for design thinkers and has lots of cool futures to organize and lead a big crowd.
DOING PROTOTYPE TESTING
Figma is basically like Sketch. With one big difference. Figma runs 100% in your browser and lets you collaborate with your colleagues in real-time. And we love it for that.Increasingly there are more plugins and libraries made available on Figma which makes it as good as Sketch. We haven’t departed Sketch yet and to this date, we use it for parts of our operation. However, we’ll soon depart the sketch for Figma. The future of design is online, collaborative, and delivering fast results. And Figma does it all. Fast and smooth.
MAKING SENSE OF DATE
One of the tools in our radar is Airtable which is basically Google Spreadsheet on steroids. We haven’t fully adopted it but our initial experimentation was very positive and we’re considering moving parts of our operation to Airtable.
Notion is your all in one tool for writing, planning, collaboration and getting your stuff to organize. This is a popular productivity application that aims to unify your company’s work processes. It’s a common workspace for your team to collaborate, share notes and manage projects together. With a clean board interface, it simplifies the process of creating, storing and collaborating over detailed project documents. We love Notion app, however, still a lot can be improved with the tool. That’s why for some purposes we have to still use Google Sheet.
Sheet a spreadsheet program by Google. Available for free with no installation required.It also offers online benefits, sharing spreadsheet documents, online storage, shared, real-time editing over the internet, and, most recently, offline access to files.
Asana is a software-as-a-service designed to improve team collaboration and work management. It helps teams manage projects and tasks in one tool. Teams can create projects, assign work to teammates, specify deadlines, and communicate about tasks in Asana.Asana is fantastic especially if you manage a team of more than a few people. We strongly recommend you to get a paid version and unlock many features that help you move faster.
I hope you find our tools useful and helpful as we do. Do you have your own set of tech sacks for remote work? Comment your suggestions below or send us an email at email@example.comStay tuned for more.