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Collaboration isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s essential. We need to work with those around us not only to share knowledge and come up with ideas, but also to support each other in times of need and solve problems.
While always learning in this ever-changing networked economy we operate in.
Here we share some tools and tips on how to get collaborating in the best way that works for you and your team.
Evernote: Never forget anything again!
We use evernote to gather together all the information for our monthly newsletter. We use it to order our group thoughts. Its many benefits include that it’s easy to store your thoughts and ideas, snip items from across the web and then share with others. You can use it on your phone or your PC and we totally recommend it's friendly interface and cheeky branding.
Asana: Together we’re a team!
We use Asana to manage our tasks in the office and with our network of remote workers. Asana lets you easily set up workspaces, tasks and sub tasks, and add deadlines and attachments. it works really well for managing multiple work flows and across the team and its easy and fun interface is a pleasure to work on.
Google docs: we couldn’t live without Google, and especially the Google Documents app.
This is because it lets you work on the same document with multiple people in different areas at the same time. So, for example, when you used to get called into a meeting to discuss one spreadsheet you can now have that meeting at your desk.
One of the best features we love is the voice-to-text feature. This means no more writing; you just speak into your laptop! As a Geordie it even recognises Dan's speech! Read Dan’s hack on this.
HubSpot: we cannot live without this tool.
If you want to communicate to or change the behaviour of a large group of people you really should be mapping your contact points with them- so that you know where you are in your mission.
Hubspot have a free contact database (CRM) tool which updates automatically as your audience engages with your materials, opens your emails, attends your events, attends your webinars, attends your training. It can also be updated when you talk to people face to face.
This info can be shared with your whole team, so that everyone knows where your target audience are at on their journey.
The CRM can also link to your social media feeds so you can broadcast your messages automatically, kind of like Hootsuit.
Furthermore the CRM also links with a great blogging platform (like Word Press) and newsletter service (like Mail Chimp).
Hubspot basically can handle all of your internal digital marketing and streamline how you communicate with your target audience.
It’s clear that team collaboration software is on the rise and this article shares even more collaboration tools for productive teams. As more and more online collaboration tools spring up every year, while existing ones are constantly improving their features and functionality, it’s well worth checking out.
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