Online Collaboration Made Simple: Here’s How

Updated on 24 May 2021

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The following content is sponsored by Rock.

We need to reassess how we approach online collaboration because working with a variety of people is stressful and time-consuming. Over the past year, many of us changed our work routines, but some organizations haven’t changed how they work. They rely on traditional tools built for use in an office setting. You might be weighed down by juggling too many of these tools or having a hard time keeping everything organized. 

Reconsidering how we collaborate online means taking a look at our workflows and our tools. Unlike single-purpose platforms, multimodal tools enable you to get more done. These tools can address your online collaboration burnout by simplifying the way you work. 

The current way we collaborate isn’t working

Tools and workflows that weren’t made for remote work environments make online collaboration difficult. Most companies face the challenge of working with tools that weren’t made for streamlined collaboration. They were made for in-person interactions and environments. 

With traditional tools, information that would’ve been shared during a casual conversation can fall through the cracks and cause gaps in communication. The nature of remote work makes online collaboration especially tricky. Without the right platforms to help your team manage their work, information can get siloed. Because organizations often work with so many different people, their tools have to be up to the task. 

Traditional tools miss the mark

Companies can end up with a bunch of inefficient and disorganized traditional platforms. Jumping from app to app slows you down, makes it easy to lose information, and stresses everyone out.  Without an organized hub of information, your team can get stressed trying to find the latest details. It’s no surprise that a recent Slack survey found that a large percentage of remote workers would rather use collaboration tools instead of email.

Better tools can help make online collaboration smoother

Multimodal tools can help us rethink how we work together because they let you communicate your way, centralize your information, and simplify collaboration. These tools help companies stay organized by keeping everything in one place. You can access meeting notes and new information without leaving the tool. 

With Rock, you can centralize everything project-related so everyone can find what they need. Clients can see real-time updates on projects with the Tasks feature. Anyone can comment on tasks, update a task’s status, and edit the workflow.  Instead of emailing back and forth, your team can track progress and leave comments right in Rock. Jumping in a meeting is easy since Zoom is integrated with Rock. You can also link your Google Drive folders to Rock so it’s easy to access. 

Multimodal tools make everyday stuff easier. Smooth collaboration is key to success and these tools offer the flexibility your team needs. Instead of platforms designed for teams only working in the same place, multimodal tools offer many of the same functions in an adaptable and centralized platform that works wherever (and however) you do. 

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