Modern technology has introduced a great many tools that can help reduce your workload and increase production. Using the right digital tools can help you automate many tasks and simplify your job in several ways. Let’s take a look at how you can put technology to use and make your work life seem a little bit easier.
One way to reduce your workload and lessen stress is to look into using an online project management tool. This is a “must-have” when it comes to keeping up with who is responsible for what task, tracking those tasks, storing files and keeping everything well organized. No question about it, if you have multiple projects in the works, you definitely need to look into using this type of tool for your business. I highly recommend Teamwork.com and you can use it for free forever to manage two projects.
When your workload seems overwhelming and you just know there isn’t enough of you to get it all done, it’s time to seek some help by outsourcing some of your work. There are some websites that will allow you to do just that. One such site is www.iamexec.com. That is just one example of a website you can use to outsource your tasks locally.
Other tools you may want to consider are the online productivity tools. Some examples of these are Mozy, Dropbox, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Zoho. You definitely want to make sure you have a backup storage method, a way to stay organized and keep yourself and your team 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. This will save 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 that will help make this task much easier for you.
You can even schedule your posts to appear at certain times of the day or night. This saves you a huge amount of time, because you can pre-select these social media postings and will help keep you active in your social media campaign. I use Buffer and Hootsuite for this.
When mentioning online productivity tools, keep in mind that you will need to utilize file sharing sites such as Dropbox and Evernote. These sites allow you to share files with everyone you are working with. Having this type of tool at your disposal will help you keep your team on the same page when it comes to completing assigned tasks and managing your workflow.
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.[Tweet “Are you using technology to automate your business tasks?”]