In Messente we like tools that are dead simple and easy to integrate. We use a variety of them ourselves to manage, optimize and measure activities of our team while many of us are working remotely. Here are some of the tools that help us on daily basis.
Why is everybody talking about Evernote? Well I used to ask the same question. Evernote is just one of those tools that covers pretty much everything you need regards writing. It’s a note-taking tool, digital file cabinet, task or project management system, and it even integrates with almost anything. Neverhteless, in Messente this tool is just irreplacable. We share knowledge, ideas and record everything we find having value for the future.
Excellent salespeople need excellent tools, thus we needed one that would help us to improve the main sales processes of sales. Pipedrive helps our sales team to evaluate very precisely the individual steps we need to take from initial contact with a potential partner. The primary reason for using Pipedrive is its lightweightness and simplicity. While it is the best way to quickly understand the health of Messente’s sales, we use it also for hiring and customer management. Pipedrive is simply doing great job handling all the micro and macro processes of our sales.
This tool has drastically changed the way we communicate. All you need is an internet connection and a laptop that has a microphone and a webcam. Often times we find ourselves using Skype instead of phone but still we understand that it was never designed to be a replacement for a phone. We love it here in Messente for both voice and text, and we think it provides a great way to keep costs low and productivity high concerning communication.
Twitter is one of the most powerful communication tools the world has ever known. Even though our people are not in the same geographical destination, we still need to feel close as a team. We use Twitter as corporate communication tool to keep us updated on what ever our team members are currently doing. By having the opportunity to make the channel private and allow only selected people to follow it, we are able to share our activities and thoughts. It can be a random idea, or a very specific topic but in a way it is connecting our people together into one virtual room.
Using these tools to accomplish various tasks is one efficient way to increase the productivity of our remote team. The work becomes easier and less stressful when some carefully chosen tools help us concentrate more on our goals. We all like having a calm and clear remote working environment, so it would be easier to write, be creative and have more self-discipline.