Need to work on common goals with others? Online collaboration tools are the key. Some simply give teams an easy way to communicate and share work, like email or chat apps. Others offer more robust capabilities to help you manage work and work together more productively.
Lack of visibility
Managers, leads, and teammates often miss important updates because they can’t see them.
Everyone wastes time searching for info, figuring out what to work on, and duplicating work.
Managers and leads don’t know what their teams are working on and waste time holding status meetings.
Good collaboration software helps eliminate communication and information silos by organizing your work in one place. Everyone knows who’s doing what. Teammates can easily discuss work and share ideas. You deliver projects on time.
Sharing files (Google Docs, PDFs, JPGs, etc.) is essential to collaborating and creating one ”source of truth“ where teams can find the information they need. You should also be able to discuss shared files to keep details about assets in one place.
Schedule projects and tasks
The ability to assign and reassign tasks helps individuals understand priorities, while calendars and other scheduling features allow teams to collaborate around plans and stay up to date on progress and changes.
You need to see tasks, dependencies, and milestones to determine due dates, adjust plans when needed, and help your team work efficiently. Good collaboration tools keep an eye on progress and alert you when deadlines approach or work falls behind.
Major projects have a ton of moving parts, people involved, and tasks to complete. Asana helps us plan everything out, track all the work, and stay up to date with everyone’s progress.
—Maggie Green, Project Manager, 1A Auto
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