4 Tools That Will Help You Be More Productive
By Marc Walker
24 hours is not enough time to get everything done. Since you can't add more hours to the day, how can you get more done in the same period of time? The answer: improve productivity and efficiency.
Productivity is all about cutting out wasted (or ineffective) time in your day. Don't misuse time on menial tasks when you could be using your skills to better your company. See how these four tools will help you find and eliminate inefficiencies in your day-to-day operations, improving your workflows and your company's bottom-line.
OnTask is a workflow management and forms automation tool. While that may sound confusing, the benefits are overwhelming. OnTask allows you to design and develop custom workflows suited to you and your organization's needs. eSignatures, fillable forms and templates make it easy for your company to cut out inefficiencies while automating and streamlining steps in daily operations. Simply generate a workflow within OnTask's dashboard, create an approval form and press send. The request for sign-off is automatically then sent to the next person in the workflow.
By utilizing OnTask, your company can automate a significant portion of its daily processes, saving you time and money.
Efficient and well-run meetings are every team lead's dream, especially in the global environment. With GoToMeeting, you can easily schedule meetings around the world with little effort. Create meetings in advance and launch meetings quickly from your computer or conference system through GoToMeeting's mobile or desktop app. Each GoToMeeting conference room can even be used with up to six high-definition video feeds, ensuring that all parties can be included in presentations.
Whether you need to reach the Cincinnati office or review a request from your client in Bangladesh, GoToMeeting allows you to easily connect face-to-face with anyone, anywhere.
Do you ever find yourself stuck sending back and forth emails when scheduling meetings? Acuity is a real-time calendar that enables employees to share availability and self-book meetings. Calendars can be sent through a variety of social channels like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If you're a traditionalist, you can simply share your calendar link through emails or embed it right into your website.
With Acuity, you never have to worry about getting stuck in a scheduling hold ever again.
Google Drive is likely the most well-known tool on this list. Google Drive is a cloud storage system that integrates seamlessly with your Gmail account. It stores spreadsheets, documents, and presentations in one central hub while enabling users to share editing and access rights to anyone they choose.
Say goodbye to the days of emailing drafts back and forth between 6 colleagues. With Google Drive, you can knock out a presentation in an hour-long meeting, not in a 4-hour convoluted email chain.
Limiting menial or repeated tasks and keeping organized is the best way to improve organizational efficiency. These tools will help you automate forms, streamline approvals and keep track of important information. The world has entered the digital age, and it's time to save time and money by utilizing them in your daily life.