Technology is changing constantly, in fact if you follow the technology news sources you will find that it’s constantly evolving and being improved upon. This means that there are a great many tools out there that can help reduce your workload and increase productivity. Using the right digital tools can help you automate lots of tasks and simplify your job in numerous ways. Let’s jump right in and look at how you can put technology to work and make the time you spend at work a little easier.
One of the best ways to reduce your workload and to make your life a little easier is to look at using an online project management tool, these are really a must have, when it comes to keeping up with who is responsible for what task, tracking those tasks, storing files and procedures and keeping everything organized. There is absolutely no question about it, if you have multiple projects in the works you need to be using this type of tool in your business.
When your workload is starting to become overwhelming and you know there isn’t enough time in a day to get it all done, it’s time to seek some help by outsourcing some of your work. There are some great websites that will allow you to easily outsource, and to start with I would advise anyone to outsource to locally based people, because outsourcing overseas is often a challenge in itself.
Other tools you may want to consider are the online productivity tools. Some examples of these are Mozy, Dropbox, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Asana, Hootsuite and Zoho. You definitely want to ensure you have a backup storage method, a way to stay organized and keep yourself and your team focussed and on track. There are a multitude of online productivity tools that are used for many different reasons, you just need to find the right tools for you and your business and determine what works best for you.
If you find yourself constantly posting on your blog, Twitter and Facebook, you will want to use an automation tool of some sort to make this easier. The tools can save you a great deal of time in that you won’t have to constantly copy/paste between the platforms. There are many different automation tools you can use based on your requirements that will make this a lot, lot easier, I know I use some of them myself with Hootsuite being a favourite time saver.
If required you can even schedule your blog posts and social media posts to appear at certain times of the day or night. This can save you a huge amount of time, because you can pre-select these postings and you will be seem to be active on your blog and social media while you are in reality doing something else.
You’ll also likely need to utilize a file sharing service such as Dropbox, Amazon and Evernote. These sites allow you to share documents and files with everyone you are working with. Having this facility at your disposal will help you keep your team on track when it comes to completing assigned tasks and managing projects.
As you can see, there are many different technology tools that can make your job easier, lessen your stress and automate your business tasks. This will save you lots of time and help keep you and your team on the right track and I can assure you that the tools above are just the tip of the iceberg with new tools coming out daily there is bound to be one, just right for you, ask on your favourite social media channel what others you know are using.