Top Tools You Can Use When Working From Home

13th March 2020

As the spread of coronavirus is soaring across the globe, and more recently across the whole of the UK, everyone is preparing for lockdown. Basic amenities like hand sanitiser and toilet roll are almost impossible to get hold of, leaving supermarket shelves bare, and the possibility of everyone having to self-isolate is looming close ahead. Hundreds of British companies are already advising that their staff work from home to prevent the spread of the virus. So what does this mean for your business? Whilst working from home may sound ideal, especially for an introvert or someone who simply enjoys working from the comfort of their own sofa, it can become lonely and even anxiety-inducing. The luxury of being able to walk up to a colleague to discuss something is simply not there, and it can be hard to keep on top of your tasks. Fortunately, there are some tools that can make your time working from home a lot less complicated. We’d like to share with you those that we recommend to help ensure that your business doesn’t suffer during this worldwide crisis.


We couldn’t live without Slack. For us, it’s one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with our teammates and to make sure we’re always aware of what’s going on, even when we are working in the office. Slack is a communication platform and project management tool that has a bunch of fantastic features to allow for coherent workflow whilst you are apart from your team. We’ve listed a few of these below:

Top Tip: use the platform’s “poll” feature to be able to make fair, unanimous decisions with your colleagues.

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Similarly, is another essential tool that we rely heavily on for plain sailing within the business so we can work as efficiently as possible. The following features make it great for adapting to working from home:

Top Tip: Integrate with Slack so you can create automated notifications from that pop up in a dedicated channel on Slack.

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Meet Hugo

With almost all large gatherings being called off, including networking events, you may also be worried about where you can source new leads from. Don’t worry – we’ve got you. Our research team finds and delivers tailored leads to companies from a whole range of industries, from translation agencies to accountants, every week. We want to make sure you’ve got a steady flow of sales coming in throughout the year, no matter what crises we have to face.

Top Tip: Use the recommended outreach templates that we provide to you to make the best first impression on a prospect.

Whilst it may be difficult to adapt to working at home at first, self-isolation may be one of the safest procedures we can follow at the moment to protect the health of our loved ones and ourselves. The tools we have listed above are just a few of the many available that will most definitely help you to maintain a systematic working process with your teammates during a period of isolation.

If you would like any more tips on working successfully from home, get in touch with us today.

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