It’s no secret that being well organized and equipped with the proper tools in a business environment is fundamental to improving productivity. But with an abundance of tools and resources to choose from, it can be easy to get bogged down amongst too many tools, when there are really just a few that you might need in order to best maximize the benefits that are available to you, regardless of whether you are an employee, a manager or supervisor, or owner of a company.
Choosing the right resources for company use can be just as important as utilizing to their maximum potential, and so the following list details some of the top web productivity tools that are being utilized by many successful businesses today. To ensure your own success, you would be wise to take full advantage of some or all of them as well.
Project management is an important aspect of any business, no matter how large or small. Being able to receive up to date information on the status of ongoing projects, as well as provide clear instruction to those involved in the project will help keep things running smoothly and on track. There are plenty of good project management apps and resources already popularized by many professionals, such as Basecamp, but Trello aims to expand upon those already around and add new and improved features that make it an invaluable part of any company’s arsenal.
Easy to use, but by no means a bare bones app, Trello simplifies the project management process by taking the best elements of several other apps and using them to create one simplified, unified vision of project management. Anyone using Trello in the office or on their mobile devices can quickly and easily see what projects are ongoing, their current statuses, who is working on what, etc.
Like Trello, UberConference might appear as just another online conferencing app amidst the many others available. However, once you use it for yourself, you’ll see how much more it really is. UberConference has surpassed many other conferencing apps thanks to additional features not found in many other apps, such as the ability to record conferences and conversations for later review, and the ability to view LinkedIn or other social media profiles of conference attendees.
UberConference can be used amongst just a few people, or literally thousands, making it an excellent tool for conferencing, training, explaining product features to vendors, and much more. It is also easy to use, and conferences can be set up within seconds.
Another important factor to be aware of in any business that aims to be successful is proper time management. Yast is a very intuitive time tracking tool that will greatly benefit you in business as well as in personal time, enabling you to see exactly how much time is wasted on unnecessary daily activities, such as watching television when you could be more productive.
By now everyone knows about the importance of secure and safe passwords, and you probably know that you should have different passwords for various sites and apps. But how do you remember all those different passwords? With a good password management tool such as LastPass. Easily manage multiple passwords and logins without getting frustrated. LastPass will also help you to create passwords that are very secure and considered un-hackable.
Although this app hasn’t caught on yet in many businesses, once you realize the benefits of this excellent tool, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. The perfect combination of advanced CRM tools and a social intranet system, Bitrix24 offers your employees and project team members a number of useful utilities, such as calendars, sales management tools, information handling tools, messaging tools, and more.
One of the major problems many team members face when working on a project is distraction. With a multitude of items on your desktop computer, it’s easy to quickly click on one or another when you should be concentrating solely on one task. That’s where WriteMonkey comes in: when you start up this tool, all other onscreen distractions are eliminated except for your project area. You can also customize the app so it is aesthetically pleasing to your own specific tastes.
Lastly, many of you probably also struggle with cluttered email inboxes and time wasted sorting through a multitude of emails to find one particular correspondence. You can set the program to easily filter out junk mail designated by you, as well as sort other types of email messages that may not be a high priority, such as newsletters.
Obviously there are many other tools and apps available that may lend further assistance to your employees and team members, serving to improve overall productivity and project management. But starting with these will definitely help you enjoy more project success in an efficient and time-effective manner.
This article was syndicated from Business 2 Community: What the Businesses Are Using to Improve their Productivity Efforts
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