Here are my favourite tools for managing my brand-spanking new team. Maybe this will help you and your team, too!
Slack – “Chat” for work. This sounds like the stupidest thing but I tried it recently and was instantly converted.
There’s no “personal” distractions like you get on Facebook, Hangouts, Skype and all that crap. Just your work colleagues (or employees) and you. So you can get shit done. Lovely!
Plus you get phone apps so if you’re on holiday, you can still reply and delegate but without going into some major project management software.
(You should hire a project manager so you don’t have to deal with daily crap.)
Trello – Super-flexible task and project management. This is almost too flexible. You can end up feeling like you don’t know what to do because you can do anything. So check out their blog for tips and follow along.
My favourite way of using this is to have one “board” per project and lists for: To Do, Doing, Done, Waiting and Resources. You then add “cards” which are like tasks. And you can add checklists to each task. (You can also assign staff to specific tasks.)
I can go more in-depth with this if you like. (Let me know.) Continue reading