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January 4, 2018

The top collaboration tools used by successful leaders — guest post

The success of a company often relies on the ability of its team to work together, but effective and productive collaboration can be tricky if the right tools aren’t available to team members.

We went ahead and explored popular tools of successful leaders and how that tool contributed to their overall success. In no particular order, here are some of the top tools:

HipChat

Offering the ability to collaborate in real-time, HipChat provides a platform for easy sharing of ideas, files, updates, and codes. Teams can communicate via private conversations or chat rooms through chat, audio, or video calls. HipChat brings the tools necessary to run a business into one seamless platform. With seemingly endless integrations, HipChat is used by successful leaders partly because it can be integrated with many other platforms. According to one user, “if you are using Bitbucket, JIRA and Confluence the synergy becomes awesome.”

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Slack

Not only does Slack let you text your coworkers, but it also makes it easy to launch informal video conferences and co-working sessions. The collaboration tool that simplifies communication between team members through direct messaging, private groups, open discussions, file sharing, and more. One successful leader says he uses Slack because it “makes it easy to quickly communicate with other employees opposed to email which takes longer.” The app can also be integrated with several other tools, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and MailChimp.


Basecamp

Teams often deal with the problem of things being spread out across too many platforms, such as documents, chat messages, emails, etc. This can make important information difficult to find and easy to miss, which can lead to extra work, wasted time, and miscommunication. That’s where Basecamp comes in. The software app combines everything your team needs to function well and get work done all in one place. This user said “it is especially helpful in keeping client projects on track and on time. The ability to integrate a client into the process is a great feature that is useful to avoid having to update the client on progress separately.” The tool can be used as a place for chatting, brainstorming ideas, planning and executing projects, and sharing documents and pictures.

Asana

Asana boasts that their app will make your team up to fifty percent more efficient. Teams can easily track their projects from beginning to end, with each step or task required clearly laid out in steps. Not only will you be able to track what tasks and projects have been completed, but the app also allows workers to keep track of what still needs to be done. It’s a great tool for teams that work further away from each other.

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Trello

Trello is bit different than most collaboration tools. Ideas and tasks are organized into cards and boards, providing a visual and flexible way of organizing projects. Team members can add attachments and comment directly on the Trello cards, making it easy to collaborate on the entire length of the project. Several leaders use Trello for project management along with collaboration.

Projectplace

Whether your team is down the hall or on the complete other side of the world, Projectplace provides a platform for everything you need to collaborate and reach your goals. The flexible tool is designed to fit any project, from traditional projects to roadmaps to just getting stuff done. Through Gantt charts, Kanban boards, and personal to-do lists among other features, you’ll always know who is working on what and be able to stay on top of tasks.

Successful leaders use collaboration tools such as these to help them reach their business goals, as well as to help them improve their products and services to stand out from the competition.

So if you’re looking for something to help you stand apart from the crowd, try using these tried and true collaboration tools to help you succeed.

Brittany Hall is a digital marketer turned writer. When she’s not planning her next travel adventure, she writes about the latest technology and tools for TrustRadius.

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