Email, WhatsApp, Slack, Wunderlist, Notes, Sticky Notes, Project Management software, Team Software, internal Software, Calendar Reminders, Hand Written Notes… by the time most of us have finished checking all of the places where work and communication is done it is time to start checking the 1st option again, and so we enter the vicious cycle of managing multiple portals.
But how can we help ourselves out of this chaos when different members of our teams and departments we oversee, and work with, use different software that cater to their specific needs.
One option is to have a complete overhaul of your systems so that everyone is using the same thing. The problem with this is that it can be a very costly solution, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a software that caters to the complete needs of the accounting department as well as the engineering and marketing teams. You also don’t want to run the risk of team members feeling forced to abandon a list making app that they use for everything (home & work) just to have another separate one for their work information on a project. All you will be doing is removing one of your portals, and giving your team another.
A far more effective way of bringing all of your information into one place is by making use of integrations and API’s. Integrations, such as the Teamwork.com integrations allow your team to take quick notes of what they need to do in the software that is convenient for them, while still allowing you to access the information in one centralised space within your Teamwork.com account.
Instead of creating multiple rules that may hamper productivity in certain areas, simply create the one rule: “connect /link with Teamwork.com” and you won’t have to worry again.
You can also save yourself the hassle of needing to jump between email and Teamwork.com by utilising the ability to send emails directly to your Teamwork.com account. The same can be said for making use of extensions such as the google chrome extension.
There is no need to manage multiple portals to keep track of your team’s work, when you can have one portal in multiple places.
Here’s to enjoying a truly streamlined work experience!