What are your company's most popular tools?

Question: What are your company's most popular tools? Read answers from remote workers to learn.

Company Interview with Brad, co-founder and CEO of WebDevStudios

Remote tools have evolved so much in the past decade. Slack is our primary day-to-day communication tool. We also use Zoom for all of our meetings and prefer to have video so we can see the team.

For project management, we primarily use Jira and Confluence for all major projects.

A challenging time finding talented local employees gave Brad the idea to make WebDevStudios 100% remote—hear about his strategies for creating a healthy remote work culture.

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Company Interview with Jan, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Solutions

We were early adopters of the collaboration platform Slack and are now one of only two official UK partners. Our teams also extensively use G-Suite, Trello, and Zoom.

Remote work is built into Rainmaker Solutions' DNA. See the beliefs that push this company forward & check out their virtual activities that are building organizational trust.

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Company Interview with Tricia, CEO of BELAY

Our team utilizes video conferencing communication tools and platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangout, or Skype. From a project management standpoint, we utilize tools such as Asana and Trello to keep team members on track with their “to-do’s” while meeting deadlines.

Messaging applications are also extremely important in a remote setting. Slack, G-chat, and Microsoft Teams allow us to quickly connect and share documents for review and approvals.

For 10 years, BELAY has been a 100% remote work company. CEO, Tricia, shares the tools that keep them thriving and how boundaries & expectations contribute to their success.

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Company Interview with Jan Fex, CEO of DotDee Digital

We are using Teamwork Projects for team objectives and business processes and Skype for communication. For development, we use whatever is right for the project i.e. Eclipse, Xcode, Visual Studio Code.

A three-hour work commute motivated Jan to establish a full-on remote work arrangement for his company. What have been the benefits & challenges? See his takeaways!

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Company Interview with Tammy, CEO of Workplaceless, and a remote work leader

Slack, Google Drive, Gmail, Clickup, MURAL, Loom, Zoom

With Workplaceless, Tammy helps companies start off on the "right remote foot." Hear how her 100% remote team stays in sync, and how she keeps her employees engaged

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Company Interview with Maxime, Co-founder and CTO of Digicoop

Kantree of course! That's where all the work happens, no matter what type of work we are doing. This was the main motivation behind the product: allowing us to operate the whole business (from an organizational perspective) with a single tool.

But I should also mention our chat system (we use Mattermost) as that's where the social life of the company happens. But we are working to bring better conversations directly into Kantree :)

From making employees shareholders to letting workers take control of their roles, Maxime describes Digicoop's path to remote success.

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Company Interview with Ivan, CEO of Base B

Working remotely requires communication tools, repositories, and collaboration tools. Depending on what we are doing specifically, the toolset may differ a little, but we’re all using Slack, Trello, and Jira, collaboration tools like Google Docs, and video call tools like Google Hangouts and Zoom for stand-ups as well as code repositories.

What’s more important is how you use the tools.

For example, it’s important to have video calls rather than just voice calls, especially when talking to a whole team.

Group calls give us all the chance to assess the reactions, and individual emotions, of the people you’re communicating with.

This is true even on calls where people are often trying to express a message without spending a lot of time talking, as is often the case with team and group calls.

The same, too, with Slack: there have to be strong communication policies when using it, to avoid the possibility of people just spamming others.

Ivan's company, Base B helps companies build effective remote teams. See the tools and training practices that allow them to excel in helping their clients.

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Company Interview with Sharon Koifman, CEO of DistantJob

We use the standard, Zoom, Slack, and our project management software is Basecamp. I personally use the Jabra Evolve 75 headset but have switched to the open-ear Aftershokz Aeropex during this pandemic so I can listen to what my children are up to.

With DistantJob, Sharon has created a mistake-friendly environment where managers lead by example. See his tips for building trust and security among his remote teams.

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Company Interview with Devin, CEO of Animalz

Airtable, Slack (obviously), Quip, Front, Zoom. For team connection we use Donut, Pizzatime.

How do you keep remote teams motivated? Devin, CEO of Animalz, shares her tips for how leaders can avoid demotivation and her hopes for the future of remote work.

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Interview with Shelly, CEO of Fire Engine RED & remote work pioneer

Collaboration is key to our success. Here are a few of our favorite collaborative tools: Slack, Google G Suite, Teamwork, Zoom.

Twenty years ago, Shelly started one of the first all-remote U.S. companies. See how remote work has given Fire Engine RED a competitive advantage & the four most important words in the employee handbook.

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