Managing a team isn’t always easy. There are many plates which need spinning and if one slightly goes off balance, they can all fall.
But there are some simple ways you can use smart technology to help you manage your team in the best and most efficient way. Here, we are going to take a look at how you can put this tech to use.
Digital time tracking
Time tracking isn’t a new thing; for years people have been “clocking in and out” of work. But thanks to technology, it’s no longer simply a card being stamped. Instead, there are online systems available where your staff can monitor and keep track of their work. Not only can this help them stay organised, but it can be a big part in a business’ success thanks to seeing how efficient they’re being (or not being).
Fleet monitoring is a great way to manage your team when they’re out of the office. New systems allow you to see exactly where vehicles are in the moment with live GPS tracking. This can help you see if a vehicle is going off route or if there are any issues such as them being stuck in traffic.
With 2020 seeing a rise in remote working, managing a team from afar became the new normal. Collaborative working is essential and one way to do this is to have shared documents online, such as Google Drive. This means working can be shared and worked on together seamlessly without the risk of data being leaked if important information was to be shared via email.
Embrace the cloud
The cloud is an amazing thing, it means you can access anything stored in the cloud from anywhere and help you delegate work to staff members. There’s no risk of losing anything or having work delayed because it is saved somewhere else, meaning investing in the cloud is a fantastic way to ultimately save time and money. Also, the cloud can provide extra security for your staff and business making it the best way to share confidential information with different people.
Again, due to the situation 2020 put the world in, virtual meetings saw a rise. In fact, Microsoft reported that its video meeting software Microsoft Teams saw 2.7 billion meeting minutes in one day. If you are managing a team and you are unable to have face-to-face meetings consider investing in video conferencing software. Video calls are the closest some people can get to an actual meeting, so whether it’s Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom or one of the many platforms out there, try and find one that works for you and your team.
There is much tech out there which can have many benefits on your business. From helping to manage staff, boost efficiency, improve customer satisfaction and much more.