There are a wide range of avoidable problems a business may experience that will cause their productivity and profitability to suffer. According to a recent study, well over half of work place problems stem from employee relationships. Further, onsite managers spend up to forty percent of their time dealing with conflicts.
Another common source of problems is work emails. In 2015 alone, over 205 million emails were sent and received. Writing and reading emails accounts for roughly 28 percent of the work week. Finally, people who take two weeks or longer to respond to an email are viewed as unprofessional and lack credibility.
Best project management tools can effectively reduce and eliminate many of the most common workplace problems. Business process management software can keep any project on task and moving forward because it provides a high level of transparency that cannot be debated.
The best process management software offers a great return on investment because it allows everyone to see where the project is at, what needs to be done next, and who needs to do it. All members of the team have access to the project, which allows everyone to see where the project is at in real time. If there is a hold up, it is visible to everyone. This prevents people from feeling left out of the loop and eliminates a lack of communication.
Managers can use this software to keep track of everyone’s projects and productivity. If a project is stalled, the manager can address it right away because it is apparent right away. Best project management tools allow for tracking productivity and efficiency. It eliminates he said/she said arguments and interjects accountability into all situations.
One examples of a management tool is an online work order system. This allows for work orders to be submitted, tracked, and completed online. This way the employees completing the work can receive the work order right away. The management can see the work order and the completed project as it is updated, and the customer can see progress on their work order.
Top project management software can provide all the tools needed to maximize efficiency and productivity. It also dramatically decreases the time spent on emailing because everyone involved in a project can see updates in real time. There is no need to email a coworker to see where they are on their portion of the project or email the manager to see if they are ready for your portion of the project.
All business owners know that increasing productivity is vital to increasing efficiency and profitability. For many however, they do not know how to accomplish that or they do not even realize where within their company productivity is being lost. A lack of active accountability leads to a great deal of time wasted. Conflicts between coworkers wastes time, costs money, and decreases overall moral.
The best project management tools can be used to identify the problems areas and then address them. These tools can be used to accurate track orders and projects in real time, so you can quickly and easily identify where time is being wasted. These tools can decrease conflicts by creating transparency and decrease time wasted on emails by creating an open form of communication.