This is a guest post from Lisa Banks, an expert in workplace communication and writer at content marketing agency Animalz.
Choosing the right tools for your remote team is second only to hiring the right people.
Remote tools offer structure, streamline operations, and hold your company together as it grows. And you need a lot of them. You need remote tools for team communication, tools for talking to people outside your organization like customers and vendors, tools for managing the business, tools for hiring and development, and so on.
But picking the right tools for a distributed company is not easy with so many to choose from. I’ve whittled through every remote tool in the most common categories to pull together a list. All the following tools are ones my team uses or have come highly recommended by other remote teams.
If you’re setting up a distributed team this year, these are the remote work tools you need.