In your busy work day, keeping up with the multiple tasks, projects, ideas, and collaborators is extremely important. Managing your tasks based on notes on a piece of paper or a myriad of emails in your overflowing inbox is not very efficient, and can be the reason that you miss deadlines or important steps. Here is an office organizing tip from your Professional Organizer in NYC: try utilizing a project management program that allows you to simply and seamlessly keep track of tasks, deadlines, and so much more in one place. Here is a selection of some of the best (free and paid) project management systems for your business.
Trello. This project management program is especially great for the more visual person, as it utilizes cards (along with lists and boards) to manage different projects. It is easy to collaborate in this program, so it’s a great choice for teams. It also integrates other applications that you are already using, such as SurveyMonkey or Evernote, right into its boards, so you can customize this program to work for your specific needs. It’s also available for mobile devices, and is free (with affordable upgrade options if you need them).
Basecamp. This PM program is based on the idea of having one central location for organizing projects, internal communications, and client work. With separate spaces for your teams to collaborate and for you to manage specific projects, you also have to-do lists, message boards, chat spaces, schedules, document storage, and automatic check-ins for your team. Basecamp offers a free 30 day trial before upgrading to its $99 monthly fee.
Asana. This PM program is based on a simple method for teams and individuals to track their work. Each project allows you to collaborate as a team, track steps and tasks, include documents and files, and the ability to comment right inside the task. With a calendar view and space for team conversations, this program keeps all communication and tasks in one place. Asana is free for teams of up to 15 people, with an upgrade for additional team members and benefits.
Teamwork. This robust program includes project management space, helpdesk, and messaging all in one place – you can use one feature, or all of them! The project management program provides for simple team and client collaboration, saves everything to the Cloud so you can access it anywhere and everywhere, and integrates apps you are already using. Teamwork offers a free 30 day trial before upgrading to one of several business-size based options starting at $49 per month.
With technology at your fingertips, it makes sense for you and your business to utilize the variety of office organizing tools available to you. By using a project management program in your business, you will be able to efficiently keep track of projects, tasks, deadlines, and more, all in one place. For more office organizing strategies, reach out to this Professional Organizer in NYC.