What is the top most common and biggest challenge telecommuters face when working from home?
Though working from home is very flexible and exciting, it does have its downsides, which can be worked out.
Time management, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines becomes all the more important when you work from home.
To manage your time better, you will have to take help of some tools which will automate your daily work routine.
There will always be a debate whether telecommuters are more productive than the office team.
There are many tools and software which do help to keep the productivity levels, especially when working from home.
I have a list of tools which have worked wonders for me and will boost your productivity levels.
This is one tool which is immensely useful when you want to organize your ideas, notes, emails, pictures almost everything. It also has a work chat feature which helps collaborate with the work team sharing your notes.
It’s biggest feature is flexibility to work across different platforms. It is simply a notepad with more utility.
It’s a great project management tool to have all your plans on the table laid out. It outlines all the projects whether it is work based or family using cards and lists.
It just acts as a sticky note reminder for you. It’s a great tool to have to get things done. Simply said, it is like a quick referring notebook which has all my projects or blog posts at one place.
I think this is one of the most simple and yet most useful tool. It categorizes all the tasks under different named categories. It filters tasks or lists under names, reminders, etc. You can share your to-do lists with family or friends and have a conversation as well.
The simplicity of the tool is the most important feature. It is very user-friendly and does not have a complicated design.
It’s all in the name. When you find something which you want to read or review later, you can save it in the Pocket and also share it. It is a better version of the usual bookmarking.
It also marks the articles which are read, making it easier to filter when you want to browse them.
This is by far the most useful tool for planning your writing, if you are a blogger like me.
You can create content directly on WordPress or Google Docs or Evernote and then sync it with WordPress. It is also a great tool for Social Media Scheduling.
Even when you are working from home, collaborating with the team is necessary. This is where Slack comes in. It’s a tool which makes the team communication a cakewalk.
It has options of private messages, general or direct messages. You can share files, pdf or any data within in the team.
Working from home demands much more organizational skills than anywhere else because you have to multitask, and all these tools make your work easier.
What are the most productive tools you have used so far?