Have you checked out our new user guide? It’s packed with all the info about Producteev features needed to help you and your team execute at top notch efficiency. Take a look: Producteev by Jive - User Guide
Freedom comes in all different forms, from independence of a country to independence at work. In the spirit of 4th of July this week, we wanted to highlight how Producteev can free you from micromanagement. Thanks to notification and tracking features, team members can work independently and (micro)managers can still oversee everything, but do so without bugging their team. Here’s how:
Ensure your team lead or micromanager of the group knows how to…
1. Click into a task to view details and review its activity “audit trail”
2. Check out the activity overview of all tasks within a project
3. Add themselves as followers to tasks they want to keep an eye on
4. Set up notifications
5. Sort and filter. Check out this post for all the tips and tricks: Get Work Done Together. — Hundreds of Ways to View Your Tasks
Then make it a habit to record and update all to-do items in Producteev and remind them to refer to X project when they have a question.
Have a happy Independence Day!
-The Producteev Team
According to this article by Forbes, productivity at work drops by 20% during summer months. Not only does good weather seem to correlate with an increase in vacations, it’s reported that employees are 45% more distracted when it’s hot out. Here are a few tips from the Producteev Team on how to stay productive this summer:
Happy first day of Summer this Saturday!
We understand that it’s important to keep tasks and projects organized with the right content. That’s why we are excited to announce an integration with Box to help improve the way you view, share and collaborate around your content in the cloud.
The new integration introduces some useful viewing functionality, including an option menu to download or preview a file from within Producteev’s web app. Powered by Box View, your Office documents, PDFs and images will be converted into HTML5 and rendered in high fidelity making them look better than ever. We’re proud to have been a launch partner for Box View at Box Dev and hope you are too.
For a more seamless experience, you can now attach files to tasks directly from your Box account without ever leaving the Producteev web app. Files can also be attached and shared with team members without having to write a note.
Login to learn more about the integration and give it a try.
Have a Producteev week!
1. Before Producteev, I got S#*% done by using our competitors’ products…that made me start Producteev.
2. Besides Producteev (of course), the apps I’m addicted to are Acompli for my emails on iOS, Evernote for my notes, Whatsapp for Chat, and Sunrise for my calendar.
3. My tech tip is: leave your phone outside of your bedroom at night :)
We couldn’t agree more with this quote by David Allen: “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” Holding is what Producteev is for. Whether your ideas are for private or public viewing, we’ve got you covered. So go on and be brilliant!
As the use of task management software increases, so does the gap between the new and old way of working in teams. Gone are the days where your only option was to spend hours of your day sorting through emails, in meetings to follow up on action items, and searching through to-do lists to figure out your priorities. There’s now a better way to work, and people are starting to demand change from their employers. What are they looking for? A way to connect with each other. A way to be more efficient, spend time on things that matter, and work from anywhere.
While task management software is just one of the technologies changing the tone of the workplace, its impact is undeniable. Apps like Producteev enable teams to work together on projects by dividing up and collaborating on tasks in one cloud-based platform. What’s truly superior about this solution compared to old way of working in email is not just that all project content and activity is organized in one place, however. It’s that tasks are actually made actionable and team members held accountable for items assigned to them. With Producteev’s task audit trail feature, for example, everyone involved in a project has visibility into who’s responsible for a task, the status of that task, and whether or not action is being taken to complete it.
Other benefits of task management software include:
And it’s not a select number of use cases this software works for. Task management apps solve business problems that extend across departments, industries and even country borders: duplication of effort, workflow inefficiencies, lack of transparency and communication, inability to find content, late deliverables, travel interference, dispersed teams, and difficulty with organization and prioritization, all of which affect productivity.
With technology now a deeply integrated part of our everyday lives, it’s never been more critical for companies to adopt systems that allow people to work the way they want to, using apps that make their lives easier. Task management and team collaboration software is no longer a foreign concept. It’s a proven method. It’s the new and better way to work. Thank you to all our users who help spur this change!
You’ve got your to do list of tasks, priorities set, and are ready to start executing in a “Producteev” way. You start off on a roll but then you hit a task that’s a bit on the boring side. Here are some tips you won’t find in the Producteev feature section about how to be productive even when tasks are mundane.
1. Review your goals
2. Read your mission statement
3. Browse your company’s social media pages
4. Add subtasks
5. Set a target and give yourself a deadline
6. Reward yourself
7. Go for a quick walk
8. Listen to upbeat music
That’s all for now,
The Producteev Team
The idea of apps and little tricks to make you instantly more productive is great and all, but can anyone really be their most productive if they’re not passionate about what they’re working on?
This article, by Warren Berger posted on Fast Company, does a great job of asking 8 thought-provoking questions to help you find your passion. What would you answer? Are you doing what you love?