12 Tech Solutions to Make Remote Work More Effective for Your Team

Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share the top tools that will help any company improve their remote work process.
Young Entrepreneur Council
Expert Columnist
November 30, 2021
Young Entrepreneur Council
Expert Columnist
November 30, 2021
Headshots of the members of the Young Entrepreneur Council that contributed to the piece: Ayashan Shakhan, Jack Perkins, Tyler Gallagher, Daria Gonzalez, Slavador Ordorica, Samuel Thimothy, Stephanie Wells, Blair Williams, Libby Rothschild, Syed Balki, Chris Christoff, John Brackett

Whether it was communicating important information or collaborating on multiple projects at once, many companies faced new challenges as they made the switch to a remote or hybrid work environment. Luckily, there exist a multitude of tools and tech solutions that can help struggling companies improve the way they work remotely.

Below, the members of the Young Entrepreneur Council suggest 12 of the solutions they use for their own companies and explain why they recommend you implement them to make your remote work processes a little more efficient. 

12 Tech Solutions to Make Remote Work More Effective for Your Team

  1. Notion
  2. Asana
  3. Teamwork
  4. Paymo
  5. Trello
  6. Microsoft Teams
  7. Droplr
  8. GitHub
  9. Loom
  10. Google Workspace
  11. Slack
  12. Zoom

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1. Notion

To function effectively as a remote team, unrestricted access to information is paramount. To address this, we use Notion as our centralized source of truth. It is easy to use, yet incredibly powerful. It comes with handy blocks for each job, such as a calendar for managers and code snippets for engineers. We use it as an engineering knowledge hub, internal documentation, employee handbook and more. —Ayazhan Zhakhan, Castodia, Inc. (d.b.a. Dropbase)

 

2. Asana

One of the challenges of managing a remote business is tracking progress on tasks and projects throughout the company. Asana has been an incredible tool for both employees and management. Employees have the freedom to create their own tasks and loop in collaborators, which fosters a highly productive remote work environment. —Jack Perkins, CFO Hub

 

3. Teamwork

For us, Teamwork has been a great tool for project management and remote work tracking. When doing client work on a billable hour basis, we need to make sure every team member is devoting themselves fully to our client. But when they're not physically in the office, it can be hard to track hours. Fortunately, Teamwork has allowed us to do just that in a fully collaborative context. —Tyler Gallagher, Regal Assets

 

4. Paymo

As a remote agency that works on a multitude of projects and clients simultaneously, we really enjoy using Paymo. It helped us step our game up in terms of task management and tracking. It makes us more efficient in our day-to-day work while providing straightforward opportunities to track our remote team's progress in a non-intrusive way. We now are more precise in scoping our workload and capacity. —Daria Gonzalez, Wunderdogs

 

5. Trello

We have begun to use Trello to organize projects and keep people in constant (and organized) communication with one another. Trello makes it easy for us to assign tasks, track the work people are doing and offer comments from a single hub. You can even break up your assignments and privacy settings by teams. —Salvador Ordorica, The Spanish Group LLC

 

6. Microsoft Teams

With the pandemic, communication and collaboration between team members and departments was something I feared would take a major hit. It didn't. With awareness on the part of leadership and staff coupled with software tools like Microsoft Teams, it was easy to have effective communication in one place. Productivity improved as standards were set and met by the team. —Samuel Thimothy, OneIMS

 

7. Droplr

Droplr is a smart productivity tool that allows you to take screenshots and send them quickly and easily. Our team takes a lot of screenshots that need to be shared across departments, so having a quick way of getting that information has allowed us to work more efficiently across the board. You can also collaborate in real time. —Stephanie Wells, Formidable Forms

 

8. GitHub

GitHub is an essential tool that any tech-based business needs to make and collaborate on products remotely. Thanks to GitHub, we can continue to work on our products, which need frequent updates and innovations. The most important thing is the ability to collaborate while people work from home. Plus, we're able to protect our work since the platform “bakes in” security protocols. —Blair Williams, MemberPress

 

9. Loom

Loom allows our team to create quick videos with screen share options. Our team cuts meeting times down by leveraging Loom to problem-solve so we can stay on track with project planning. Loom allows double speed with playback so the user can speed up communication further and rewatch if needed, depending on their unique learning style. We prefer Loom to meetings. —Libby Rothschild, Dietitian Boss

 

10. Google Workspace

Google Workspace has been a lifesaver when it comes to carrying out remote work and coordinating people from different time zones. We use it not only for sending emails, but also to create and store data. It has a whole suite of awesome tools and we use everything from Google Calendar to arrange meetings to Google Sheets to track major KPIs. —Syed Balkhi,   WPBeginner

 

11. Slack

We love using Slack to keep conversations within our company fun, organized and productive. This tool helps us do everything from onboarding to project collaboration. If you're looking to work remotely, you need a universal program that helps keep everyone on the same page. For us, Slack is that program. —Chris Christoff, MonsterInsights

 

12. Zoom

Zoom is a powerful video conferencing tool that I would recommend to any remote company. We use Zoom to schedule team meetings and social activities like our monthly meet-and-greet. There are plenty of neat ways to customize your experience. One of our favorite features is the ability to record calls so we can share recordings with team members who were not able to attend live events. —John Brackett, Smash Balloon LLC

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