I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

Being able to keep track of projects that are being worked on by a team that is working remotely can be a real challenge.

At the moment many first-time remote work managers are trying to keep track by relying on constant video checkins and status updates – which can be very distracting and time consuming!

In our workplace we manage this complexity by making project progress visible to everyone in a single dashboard. For this we use Trello and it’s been a game changer for us. (There are obviously other similar solutions and I would recommend a choice being made based on what your workflows look like and what would be a good fit for your team)

With Trello we all know at a glance where we are at and what needs to happen next to move a project forward. Most importantly this all happens asynchronously.

Here is a quick Trello overview to give you an idea of its capability.