September 28, 2015
“Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more” – Henry Ford
If you are an employer then the first thing that comes to your mind is – how to increase the productivity of your employees
People do become bored of their jobs and it becomes a challenge for bosses to keep their employees productive while also improving quality of life. The American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Stats suggests that Americans spend around 8.7 hours on working and related activities. This clearly suggests that an overall positive atmosphere is necessary to keep employees feeling motivated and productive.
Here are a set of tools that you can use in order to encourage employee productivity:
Huddle – A great team collaboration software based on cloud that makes it easier to manage projects, share ideas and work on documents with teams inside and outside of your organization. It helps to increase the volume of work that one can handle. Moreover, it provides real-time activity streams and full version histories to let you see who’s accessing and editing your content.
Glass Cubes – An online collaboration and file sharing software. It is ideal for coordination across a large number of people and departments. The product has the right pricing and is simple enough to use for everyone. The ease of use and ample storage opportunities makes it an ideal software for large organizations.
Work Examiner – Work Examiner is just the perfect piece of software for work time tracking and web usage control. The management can make some strict decisions for countering the overall productivity problem in the organization.
Dropbox – Probably the most trusted and popular file sharing software. Dropbox lets you keep your files safe, synced and easy to share. The best part is, everything you save is synced automatically for all your devices. Teams can collaborate together easily by working on presentations together from different locations without having to email the PPT for every revision. The security is robust and the plans are affordable.
FreedCamp – A project management software that offers 200 MB storage, unlimited projects and unlimited users. It offers task lists, to-do’s, wiki’s, sticky notes, invoices management, issue tracker and complete CRM management.
1-3-5 List – This software is based on the 1-3-5 rule that says – Accomplish 1 big task, 3 medium tasks and 5 smaller tasks in a day. It lets you prepare a list of tasks and access them from any device. The most popular is the Chrome plugin. If priorities are fixed for the day then the productivity is bound to improve.
Ringlead – Leads are important for every organization and one of the biggest problems with leads is duplicacy. Ringlead offers custom duplicate matching criteria with DupeBlocker. It offers 4 different pieces of data quality software namely Dupe Dive (to scan your lead records and provide BI), Data Cleanse (for deduplication of SalesForce records), Data Shield (a firewall that protects your CRM) and a Profiler (to identify any company’s web footprint). Overall the software is a complete package to improve the productivity of your entire organization.
Asana – Asana is teamwork without email. It lets you create separate workspaces and tasks where team members can collaborate and access the things they needs for enhancing productivity. A clutter free interface that helps to simplify the communication because it offers conversations to be associated with each tasks instead of being scattered across emails.
Evernote – An immensely popular workspace collaboration software that lets you manage your tasks with ease. You can keep short lists, lengthy research articles, clip and save web pages while browsing, connect with people, share docs in real time, pre-defined screen friendly layout for PPT-free presentations. Overall, this software is a complete package that is affordable and productivity friendly.
RescueTime – An awesome time management software that enables your employees to understand their daily habits so that they can focus and be more productive. It provides an accurate picture of your time spent on each activity and highlights what you accomplished during your day.
In the words of Paul. J. Meyer “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
Do you use any other tool that has helped you to increase productivity? Please share with us in the comments below.
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