Are employees in your company using Slack, Basecamp or other project management software? At Tribe, we’re seeing this trend in large companies. Work groups or departments will adopt new software or apps for communication to sidestep their bulging email inboxes. The IT department may or may not support the software, or may not even realize that employees are using it.
One of the best of these project management tools is Flow. It allows team members to collaborate more easily and to keep track of each other’s progress in real time. Flow is intuitive and easy to learn, plus offers the satisfaction of being able to check a box when you complete a task.
Once you create a project in Flow, it allows everyone in your team to see and keep track of the project’s progress. If you need to see one or two colleague’s upcoming tasks, you can easily filter out all others to see exactly what you need.
It’s very easy to make quick comments or add input. Each project has its own sort of chat room where all conversations regarding that particular project live. This can cut down on email overload significantly. If someone needs to get up to date on a project, they just go to that project in Flow and look at the discussion.
One person can also delegate tasks to multiple people and keep track of everything at once. This comes in handy for someone like a project manager. In a matter of minutes you can see who is working on what, if something is late, when projects are due, etc.
Small companies can benefit from this app as well. Tribe has jumped on board and now uses Flow to help us keep track of due dates. Instead of having a number of different projects listed, we have milestones or due dates. When we have a new creative project, we can assign the steps involved to the appropriate team members and organize those tasks in projects like Copy Due or Design Due. It makes it easy for art director and writers and account managers to see what’s due on any given day.
Looking for software to keep your teams on track? Tribe can help.