We’ve all experienced the stress of coming back to work on a busy Monday morning after a week off. You feel like you are literally drowning in a partially written to-do list. You rack your brain but can’t seem to remember all of the tasks you are supposed to be working on. Meanwhile, the seemingly incessant instant messenger and phone notifications just keep on coming. Your colleague needs to schedule a meeting with you in an hour to go over some project details before your quickly approaching deadline. Your boss needs you to schedule a conference call with a client who needs an update. There are so many things needing to get done, all coming in at once. It makes you wonder if it’s worth ever taking another vacation? How will you ever get ahead in your digital life after being out of the office for a week?
Here at Triple Helix, we are experts at helping small businesses and corporations get ahead of their data. Sometimes it’s as simple as needing a more structured workflow process. Sometimes we need to integrate new software solutions that lessen an employee’s burden by automating a chunk of their daily processes. We’ve compiled a list of 5 super simple ways you can get ahead of your data backlogs.
1. Take Advantage of Online Task Organizers Like Asana
If you are relying on good ‘ole pen and paper to keep track of projects, you are probably wondering if there’s a better way. Spending chunks of your day hand-writing tasks out definitely isn’t it!
Online Task Management Applications such as Asana allow you to create a virtual to-do list in a fraction of the time it would take you to write everything out by hand. You also can take advantage of some cool features like being able to change the view from a standard task list to a calendar which breaks down your projects by day, time and priority.
Asana offers a free version which has everything you need to start your journey into better organization. You can also check out other Task Management Applications like Todoist. These are 2 applications which are utilized on a daily basis by our own team here at Triple Helix.