With the new year quickly approaching, it’s time to really start thinking about your company’s proficiency and which tools will help your business to run as efficiently as possible. We’ve got three suggestions on tools to add, all of which will make organization and communication easier for your employees in 2016.
- LastPass – This organizational tool works by having users choose one strong master password that they must remember. When employees log into the program, they will conveniently gain access to a list of all of the stored passwords, which are in encrypted form in their servers. One of the main advantages of LastPass is that your master password and vault are never sent in cleartext to their servers, which means that not even LastPass knows your passwords.
- Evernote – This is great tool for keeping all of your notes in one location. Just jotting down notes into a book or on a scrap of paper isn’t always conducive to your work or your work space. On your computer, Evernote allows you to create notebooks and add notes as needed. It includes a feature that allows you to tag subjects and clients. This makes searching for your notes an effortless task. The best part is that the basic level of this program is free.
- Sococo – This tool is proving valuable to teams that work together virtually. It’s excellent for communication between employees, especially if one needs a quick answer and they see that a virtual team mate is “in” the office. GMS Expert Marie Curren states, “It’s a comforting feeling to see other team members who are checked in for the day. It helps me realize I am part of a team and not working in a vacuum.”
In the coming year, plan on experimenting with the three tools mentioned above to see if they might be the right fit for you and your business. You’ll most likely find that all three will be well received by your employees.
Do you have any other tools to add to our list? Give us your thoughts in our comments section.