Make sure your collaboration software is truly collaborative
This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at the kinds of tools I’ve been given to work with in the past. In some cases, none at all, save for Zoom and some spreadsheets.
The tools that have allowed me to work quickly and easily as a freelancer (without the frustration of feeling like I’m working in a void) and as a VOGSY employee have been Google G Suite tools. Google Sheets and Docs have long been staples because collaboration is built into them. You’re working in one shared file instead of emailing attachments that one person can edit at a time before sending back like a slow-motion game of ping pong.
Share information with your remote staff
To put it bluntly, remote workers can’t work with one hand tied behind their backs. That will happen if they have to continuously request access to the resources and data necessary to complete their tasks.
Wouldn’t it just be easier for everybody if they had those resources at their disposal already?
Stephanie Oakes is a content marketer and professional services automation specialist on the VOGSY team. Specializing in B2B marketing, Stephanie has helped businesses in diverse industries grow through targeted content that melds storytelling with SEO. She’s a believer in direct communication and sincerity to foster strong relationships between brands and audiences, from human to human.