With so many great apps out there to help you and your team collaborate, communicate and organize projects better, how do you choose which one to use?
A key aspect of successful collaboration is good communication. However, "good communication" means different things to different groups of people. For instance, a company-wide email may be fine for a small business, but if there are hundreds of employees the responses may be overwhelming! Communication needs also tend to vary depending what industry you're in. In other words, when choosing collaboration tools, the size and context (and thereby the communication needs) of the team must be taken into account.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite collaboration and organization apps below, grouped by team size and focus:
Final note: when picking and pairing these tools and apps for your team, it’s important to consider the size of your group and the scalability of the service (many of them offer enterprise pricing too). Ultimately, choose what works best for your team's specific needs -more often than not, that may actually mean using several different apps.
When using multiple apps, having a system in place to ensure consistency across the organization and that the team knows which apps to use for what project, as well as being able to easily distribute a set of apps to new team members, is a good idea.
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