Our team is tightly knit, and we believe that this is mainly due to the effective communication built throughout the organization, from managers to employees and vice versa. Communication is even more important for team spirit and cohesion in a remote work environment. Our motto? Communicate more! Here are the communication tools we use and love in contexts of remote work:
Slack is a simple interface that offers real-time messaging. Conversations can be organized by topic or team, thanks to the different channels, but it is also possible to send private messages to each user. Slack is compatible with several other applications, such as Google Drive and Zoom, which we also use.
Bonus tip: At Folks, we have a #nicejob channel where employees are encouraged to recognize their coworkers’ achievements. Recognition is a great way to boost team motivation!
For our email exchanges, we use Gmail, a secure and private email application from the G Suite by Google. Gmail helps employees access their messages from anywhere and from any device. In addition, via the mobile application, it is also possible to read and write offline emails, which will be sent as soon as the device is connected to the Internet.
As for video conferencing tools, Zoom is a must for remote employees: virtual meetings, training or technical support, you will undoubtedly find it helpful in more ways than one! You can also record a Zoom meeting on the platform, and the free version can gather up to 100 participants per 40-minute meeting.