You’ve set ambitious goals for the year. To achieve them, you will need to equip your team with tools to operate as productively and creatively as possible.
At Michael Hyatt & Company, we have found it critical to streamline our processes and maintain maximum efficiency as we expand. Doing this intentionally will boost your bottom line, as well as help your team maintain the work-life balance they need to sustain their high productivity long term.
Over the years, my team and I have tried several methods for doing this. After quite a bit of testing, we’ve landed on four tools that make a substantial difference.
- Asana. As our team grew, we needed a project management tool to manage our long-term projects in a streamlined way across multiple departments. We’ve used Asana for several years now, and it continues to be extremely effective. It saves quite a bit of time, as everyone on the team knows who is responsible for each area of a project and sees their goals broken down into actionable steps with clear due dates.
- Slack. One of the constant struggles my clients bring up is the amount of time they spend sorting and responding to emails. That’s why, at Michael Hyatt & Company, we’ve switched to Slack for internal communication. It essentially incorporates instant messaging, email, and file sharing all in one place, and allows our team to effectively collaborate on projects even in a remote work environment. Over the years I have tried other similar tools, but ultimately found Slack the best for working efficiently.
- BackBlaze. Backblaze is a cloud-based computer backup system that runs each day to ensure that your computer is backed up without you needing to manually do it. Once you set it up, it runs in the background. Let’s face it, technology fails sometimes, and without this in place you can lose all of your hard work and waste countless hours getting back up to speed.
- Full Focus Planner. In order for high achievers to keep track of their goals and make steady, incremental progress, you need a tool designed just for you. That’s where the Full Focus Planner comes in. It facilitates goal tracking and review and enables you to prioritize your tasks so that you maintain momentum.
Help your team reach their highest potential without sacrificing their work-life balance. With the right tools in place you can achieve more with less time.
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