Why Using a Task Management App Increases Employee Productivity

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These days, it’s very common for all kinds of employees to be spread across cities, countries, and even continents. How do you communicate with and monitor a team if one person is freelancing from Europe, three are sitting in the Beijing office, and the rest are in New York? Top companies are adopting task management applications to facilitate employee communication and increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Let’s take a deeper look into how a task management app can increase staff productivity.

Easy Employee Onboarding

If employees are well trained from the start, they’ll not only have a much easier time picking up key skills, but they’ll also be more efficient, productive, and attentive. Unfortunately, many companies don’t provide their employees with sufficient training and onboarding because of the steep costs that come with it, which results in employees beginning their jobs unprepared and disoriented. In addition, they might feel overwhelmed and unwelcomed. It’s no wonder then, that several months later, employee productivity and efficiency is negatively affected: first-year turnover might be high and employees may take several months to acclimate and catch on.

If, however, employees were properly trained and onboarded in the beginning, companies would be able to keep efficiency levels high. It’s for this reason, that companies are integrating task management apps into their onboarding. It permits managers to create or upload training courses and materials at a low cost, which they can then distribute to employees’ smartphones and use to test for job readiness. In implementing a more strategic approach to onboarding, executives using task management applications are better able to set their employees up for success.

Easy Employee Communications

In addition to facilitating onboarding, task management apps also make staff communications smoother. It allows managers to send any type of message- a push notification, text, or even video- to their employees’ smartphones. This way, managers with an important announcement or assignment can easily share information with the entire team. If messages don’t get lost in overflowing inboxes, but rather stay collected on an dedicated work app, employees will be able to better keep track of important announcements, assignments, and other work-related information. The application aggregates all work messages so that employees can stay organized and focused which ultimately improves staff productivity. If the whole team is on the same page, they will collaborate more effectively and employee productivity will soar.

Easy Employee Feedback

It goes without saying, productive workers are happy workers. Because of this, it is important that managers constantly gauge employee satisfaction, looking to see how they can best improve working conditions and standards. What better way to assess employee satisfaction than to ask the employees themselves? In a task management application like Connecteam, team leaders can create and distribute surveys and polls to their employees, requesting that they rate certain company policies, share their thoughts about a particular event, what they’d like to see in the future and if they feel encourages and appreciated. In disseminating employee engagement surveys, management can easily build positive employee relations and a positive work environment as it gives them the knowledge and tools to understand how to best improve employee productivity and engagement.

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Clearly, task management applications are key in increasing employee productivity and efficiency. It provides managers with the operative tools they need to help their employees succeed through communication, feedback, onboarding, monitoring and more. Plus, an app like Connecteam is not only easy to use, but affordable as well- companies of any size can enjoy the benefits that come with increased employee productivity.

Easy employee time management

When managing deskless employees, one of the main difficulties managers experience is accounting for the time spent on various tasks. Unlike desk based employees, and on-the-go and mobile workforce means that things can get very dynamic and hard to track. Mobile apps introduce a new world solution to an old world problem. Features like geo-location, push notifications, and automated workflows can empower managers to keep better track of their employee activities and make their business processes more effective.

Here’s a great example, many retail managers don’t have a clue when their stores are actually being opened or closed. With a mobile employee app they can better track their workforce actions and also provide them with reminders and workflows for opening and closing stores. Only after the workflows have been completed can the employee receive a time clock from the app that will allow them to punch out.

Pretty cool, right?! How would you use your employee app?

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