MS Teams Apps to Get You Organized & Efficient in 2021Reading Time: 3 minutes
The beginning of a new year is the best time to get yourself organized. It sets the tone for the year ahead, allowing you to have a clear vision of what’s coming up and what you need to be ready for.
These days, getting organized and working more efficiently is easier than ever with these quick and easy-to-use apps for MS Teams. But before we look at the apps, remember that while we all could use a little help getting our work or schedules organized, sometimes we could all use a reminder to thank our employees for their daily efforts. It’s been a rough year for everyone, so we’ve included a bonus tip that helps with some of the non-work relating things too.
Your employees take time off, we track it for you. It’s a no-brainer. No one likes to get bogged down by administrative work, never mind chasing people down for answers to emails. Nowadays, with most people working remotely, schedules are different and so is managing our staff. Wouldn’t it be easier if you and your employees all had access to one platform? One tool that would integrate all requests into one place, into one calendar and so much more? It’s no surprise that once they’ve seen a demo, most large organizations across Canada are signing up. Let Vacation Tracker help get your and your employees easily organized so you can focus on your vacation destination, rather than all the paperwork.
When you work better together, you get more done, it’s that simple. Trello is a project management tool that allows you to plan every detail of a project from the timeline to resources, task assignment, and tracking. Now your PMO’s can focus on what’s getting done and work around obstacles rather than wondering how things are going. It’s no wonder it’s trusted by millions of users around the world. This visual app will help users stay up to date and get projects from start to finish more quickly.
Budgets don’t only work well with money, they work really well with your time as well. Imagine if you could track what you do in a day and then look at the analytics to see how effectively you spend your time? And then doing the same thing with your employees. MyAnalytics allows employers to gain insight on how their teams are spending their time, as well as what tasks are getting done – or not getting done for that matter. When you can optimize tasks and everyone’s time with this tool, things get done not only faster but more efficiently – and that could mean saving time and money.
Need to send communications quickly – then this is the app that can help you do just that. This smart text editor will help you draft, edit, and spit out content in less time. With content growing in demand, this tool will undoubtedly be one of your favorites – especially if you’re not a writer. Use Wiki to build content with your team. Separate content by subjects, use folders, add bullets for critical ideas that must be included, and share with everyone with the push of a button. It’s also a great way to build a database for reference on future projects. Try Wiki today to start communicating more effectively and save yourself and your team time and effort.
If you want to help your team improve performance by addressing their weaknesses with actionable items – then this is the app you’re looking for. Using a competitive nature as an incentive, this app uses fun and creative ways to motivate your team members to work more efficiently, even more than others on the team! This app work particularly well with the Millenial and Gen Z workforce. They want to know how they are doing so that they can do better. They want opportunities to improve so that they can get ahead. So why not have a little fun – especially when the result is better work?
As mentioned at the top of this article, if you genuinely want to have employees who work more effectively all these apps will help, but there’s one more thing you can do and it’s a little bit old school.
Plug a reminder into your calendar and set the re-occurrence to monthly. Type in “Awesome Employees” and then hit save. This will remind you that if you really want to work with awesome employees that you need to show them that you appreciate what they do. People want to be acknowledged – especially the new generations. They want to show you that they have just as much to bring to the table as you do – and while they may be lacking in the “life experience” area, they are most like ahead of you when it comes to digital innovations and other trends that might not be in your bailiwick. You’ll want to keep these guys around so they can keep your business ahead of the curve.
So, buy your team coffee or order pizza from time-to-time because there will always be new apps, but you might not always find really great people.