One of the most common aspects of our Hosted PBX customers is they often have employees who work remote. The remote workforce has grown exponentially over the past couple of years as new technologies make it easier and easier to work from home or on the go. The need to be physically present in the office is barely there for several positions in a typical company thanks to these technological advancements.
Bringing a VoIP service to your company automatically makes working remote easier. With features such as find me/follow me and the compatibility with soft phones, a hosted PBX system brings that mobility factor to anyone in the office. But working remote is about more than just making and receiving calls. It’s a lifestyle that requires various tools and platforms to maximize productivity. Today, we’re giving you 5 great tools for the remote workforce. These are products/services that will help make your life on the go easier.
1. Trello – organize anything together
Trello is the ultimate to-do list for teams. It’s a great way to stay on the same page as your co-workers back at the office. You can use Trello to stay organized on all the many different tasks, projects, experiments, and goals you have going at any one time. All from your laptop.
2. Airbnb – unique places to stay
When we fly out to LA, we get an Airbnb. When we travel for conferences or to speak at events, we get an Airbnb. It’s an essential part of our travel planning, and we think it should be a part of yours too. It’s a great alternative to hotels and will make the setting much more comfortable for any remote worker.
3. Every Time Zone – no more time zone math needed
It’s amazing how often the following scenario comes up: You need to know what 9 a.m. your time is for all your teammates. With Every Time Zone, you can check your time in the marker at the top and see where this lands in everyone else’s day—complete with highlighted windows from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to gauge the right work hours.
4. Uber – get a ride, right from your smartphone
Chances are you’ve heard of car-service app Uber by now, especially if you’re a remote worker. But in case you haven’t, now is a great time to jump on it. It’s a simple way to get around on any business trip; whether you’re going to dinner, to the hotel, or to the coworking space. It has grown so much over the past couple of years that it’s likely to be around in whatever city you’re traveling to.
5. Workfrom – best coffee shops and cafes for working
Remote employees typically choose between coffee shops and the comfort of their home/hotel room to do their work. For those who like to work from coffee shops, Workfrom has recommendations for a number of major cities to help you find your next favorite place to work remotely.