Whether employees admit to their penchant for spending time on social media during working hours, we cannot deny the fact that the problem does not exist. Of course, the occasional break from work to get the juices in your mind flowing is understandable! However, spending stretches of time that add up to hours on social media during working hours can play havoc with your schedules and time management skills. The following are some of the best productivity apps that you can rely on to combat this issue:
RescueTime is one of the best time management apps for employees who cannot seem to tear themselves away from their social media. This app essentially helps you reclaim your lost time. It allows employees to add specified time restrictions to different activities so that even if they end up wasting some time on social media or any other activity, they can clock out before it is too late.
Google Drive is one of the leading apps to increase productivity in the workplace. It allows easy sharing, collaboration, and storage all in one spot. With schedules and calendars that are prone to changes shared online and editable by everyone who needs to edit it in real time, this app can help everyone stay on the same page at all times. If you are looking for something similar to Google Drive with the ability to use your workplace ID rather than your Gmail ID, you can consider Slack, which is an advanced data-sharing platform. You can have all pertinent messages stuck on one easy-accessible forum, along with all your necessary products all in one place (for instance, the creatives of a campaign).
If you are managing multiple teams with multiple projects, having a consolidated space that includes all workflows, statuses, schedules, updates and project structures can be a huge blessing. A single glance can tell you what projects are in the red and which ones are developing as scheduled. It can tell you about the intricacies of a project as well, such as specific employee’s roles and task sheets. It is a great way to plan multiple workflows all at once.
If your organization does not allow computers during meetings, your employees can use Evernote to take down all the notes they need. The best part about this app is that it allows the cell phone to synchronize with the computer. This way, people have their notes on their most important device.
15Five is built based on social media websites. It provides updates for important weekly work meetings, keeps people in the loop with respect to what is happening across different facets of a project, and allows managers and juniors to brainstorm and answer questions in a way that benefits everyone. This performance management app can help you create a high-performance culture. It also lets you, high-five people who are doing a great job, thus boosting their morale.
When you use these productivity tools at the workplace, you must first evaluate your needs and goals to get the most out of them. Otherwise, they will be just as useful as a generic To-Do list.