There are numerous ways in which we can communicate online. There’s instant messaging, email, project management platforms, and more. However, using too many tools to communicate can become disruptive and time-consuming for you and your remote team. Here are the pitfalls of using too many tools.
You have to decide which form of communication to use and when. Even taking the time to have to consider this is not a productive use of your time.
You will also have more alerts to distract you from your work. However, if you don’t turn the alerts on, you won’t know when someone from your team has sent you a message.
If you need to refer back to a specific message, you will need to remember which platform contains the original message. Taking the time to search each platform can eat up valuable time that takes you away from your work.
Streamlining your communication tools to one or two will make your work time much more efficient for both you and your team.