Collaboration and communication are essential. Let's get it from the beginning.
Collaboration is about communication, so it’s essential always to write everything down - you never know when you will need to get back to it, neither to pass the knowledge on someone else. This is going to help you to avoid assumptions, which can be very unpleasant.
36 minutes read — Twist
A guide from Twist is covering all the questions you might toward making it smooth as possible within your team.
7 minutes read — Buffer
How to tackle the problem with different time zones is something Buffer uncovers in this article.
16 minutes read — Basecamp
If there is one video that should cover all your questions in today world. Watch the one from Gitlab.
Tools are divided into synchronous and asynchronous communication. Synchronous covers video calls, while asynchronous addresses your needs - such as collaboration over design, keeping one knowledge place or having an overview of finances, projects, utilization or deadlines.
For synchronous collaboration, there are several rules that can help you to make communication smooth. Take notes (all the time) have one person dedicated to each activity and try to have video calls rather than let people discuss it over messaging platforms.
Probably the best thing about using Whereby is that you can create one room for free for four people and there is no bar to join for others (no sign-up required). It's reliable but doesn't have that many features as Zoom.
Hangout is a video call tool under the G Suite package. If you like working with G Calendar, it's very convenient to create a hangout link inside the calendar invite simply. A disadvantage might be that it's not that reliable as other tools.
Reliable tool with the feature enabling you to divide audience into groups. For 40 minutes it's free, not that easy to set-up even for people who are joining your call.
For asynchronous tools, we tried to choose one that we didn't cover in Getting Started, so they can address more specific needs you might have. And yes, again, you don't need to install anything.
If you need to collaborate in creating digital interfaces, this is your tool to go. Yup, we used it as well.
Airtable allows you to use it as excel, but you can also have views such as kanban and so on. If you need more than spreadsheets...
Do you need to create a wiki or have condense information over something? Try Notion.
Great, because remote work isn't nowadays phenomenon, so there is enough brain food for you.
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