Communicating with remote teams can be challenging. But with tools like Sqwiggle, collaborating can be so smooth you might even forget that your team is remote.
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When you work with offshore remote teams, reaching out to employees with real conversations can get tough. Our customers used to face this all the time, but we help them make team conversations more real with tools like Sqwiggle. Sqwiggle makes talking to your remote teams easy - like tapping-their-shoulder-and-saying-hi easy.
Of course, different tools work for different teams. But what do we find special about Sqwiggle?
It makes daily remote team communication easy.
No matter how fast you type and click, email and chat messages don’t have the same effect as direct human speech. Videoconferences are great, but even those take time to schedule and set up.
The folks at Signbox Microsystems, a company currently building and scaling a remote team with us, encountered this challenge before they built remote teams with us.
“Our main problem was that you can't see people before you call them, and we'd always have to stick to pre-arranged times and rely on constant emailing,” says Stuart Lakin, Managing Director for Signbox. “Even reminders that a call would happen in 15 minutes were needed.”
After we introduced Signbox to Sqwiggle, Signbox and their remote teams talk like they are in the same office. “Sqwiggle allows us to constantly communicate with each other, no matter which office we’re in,” according to Stuart. “There's also a better sense of belonging among the staff...”
It’s always on.
Communicating with Sqwiggle feels close to working side by side. You see active team members through screenshots that Sqwiggle sends every few minutes, so you’ll know who is available to talk at any given time. Unlike with tools like Skype and Hangouts, you don’t need to schedule a conversation, and you don’t need to wait for anyone to answer your call. You get virtual face-to-face interaction in a split second - as fast as you could click a button (or well, your contact’s face).
It helps get work done faster.
Besides ensuring smooth communication for fluid collaboration, Sqwiggle also makes sharing a breeze through a few cool things you can do with its chat stream:
- You can drag and drop files,
- You can paste code, and
- You can attach notes to the stuff you share.
With all these features, your team will always be on the same page. Any delays stemming from miscommunication, lost files, or even unreachable staff won’t be an issue. So it’s easy to collaborate, whether you’re discussing projects or planning a synchronized pizza party.
It allows for easy remote team growth and integration.
Sqwiggle helps make adding more remote staff to your team more seamless as it acts as an online work space, where your processes and company culture remain. Whenever new remote workers log in to Sqwiggle, they instantly see team collaborations and discussions in real time. They’re instantly a part of your team, and everyone in your local and remote team can say “hi,” “welcome,” and “here’s how we work!”
“We can continue to grow our remote team through our partnership with Bolton Remote,” Stuart says, “which we now see is as easy as adding another ‘box’ to our Sqwiggle screen.”
Right now, Sqwiggle’s working on adding even more features such as screen sharing and allowing bigger group chats to accommodate bigger teams. Sqwiggle’s great, but they’re about to get even better. So we hope you’re looking forward to this as much as we are.
Any experience using Sqwiggle yourself? Feel free to share your Sqwiggle story - we’d love to hear from you!
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