I’m currently using Basecamp to communicate with my other team members Jose, Chrisitian and Krishna. Our team is split between Kuwait and Spain. While it’s currently better for our business to be based in two different regions, it’s very challenging to communicate and follow-up with our day-to-day operations. However, I think we found a way to overcome this problem and probably it’s even better than working together in the same office!! It’s called Basecamp, and it’s very simple. Do you remember the book called Rework written by 37Signals Co-founders, Basecamp is one of their products. Let me take you in a quick tour in Basecamp:
1- The home page is your launchpad for all of your projects. You can easily navigate all of your projects (every box is a project) and easily add new projects and invite whoever you want by just adding their email.
3- Other powerful tool is Progress. Here you can follow all activities that happened based on a timeline.
There are many other stuff that you can do in Basecamp such as the Calendar and to-do lists. Basecamp features may sounds very basic and can be done by many other tools such as email for example. That’s true, however the ease of using it and the way it organizes stuff makes your team much more productive. . You can try it right now for 45 days free trail, later you only need to pay US$20/month (for small startups). Basecamp helps you better communicate with your team, increase productivity and may also eliminate the need to have meetings with your team for good 🙂