Q Underwriting - Tools for collaborative remote working


With the majority of the insurance industry now working from home, many of us are now tasked with keeping productivity to a maximum while communicating with staff and colleagues in a way we’ve never done before.

Keeping collaboration to a maximum needn’t be a chore. The world is swimming with fantastic tools which have been created to streamline workloads and keep your team working as one, even while working miles away from each other.

Here at Q Underwriting, we’ve done the research and found some brilliant programmes which help mimic the office environment from your living room. The following are some top recommendations which have free tiers available!

Zoom: - https://zoom.us/pricing

Can be used on a host of devices, with a free account that allows you to host up to 100 participants and unlimited 40-minute meetings on one license. Video conferencing is very important right now, and you can even tap into a meeting while you walk the dog.

Slack - https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/pricing

Slack replaces email as your primary contact method. Organise communication channels into projects and take out the confusion of messy email chains. You can even share sensitive information via instant messaging, and you can create a trial account for free, for as long as you need it to be.

Basecamp -https://basecamp.com/pricing

Need help collaborating on projects while your team works from home? Basecamp is a project management tool which helps you do exactly that, allowing you to split work into individual projects which act as hubs for message boards, to-do lists and file storage. It’s a brilliant tool for organising your workload.

Asana -https://asana.com/create-account

Manage up to 15 team members free with a Basic account. You can add tasks, assign them to people and log due dates and updates all in one handy place.

While we’re adjusting to life at home, Q Underwriting has a coronavirus microsite dedicated to making brokers’ lives easier www.Qunderwriting.com/coronavirus


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