It’s easy for people to fall into the trap of actually managing their projects through Emails. And why not? It’s a one time login thing where everything is already in there. Each tasks and instructions are sent back and forth, no problem. But think for just a minute about it, of the last 10 emails you received, how many helped you to complete a project? Not a lot rigt?
According to a great article I’ve read at Producteev.com Stop Using Emails and Take Action :
“A recent study from the McKinsey Institute showed that the average worker spends 28 hrs per week looking for information to help get the job done, including more that 8 hrs per week just looking through old emails thread. We could all use that extra time.
In an effort to reduce the noise of emails you receive and to keep the conversation in the right place, you can use Producteev to turn talk into action items within the tasks and notes. Not only you can discuss and store information with your action items, you can also collaborate on documents and attach any type of files!”
Indeed Project management is one of the most challenging tasks out there and email alone is not enough. Whether you are a freelancer, small business owner or a fortune 500 CEO it comes in handy to know what is required and needed in order to manage a client’s project successfully. Fortunately, you dont need to deal with Project management alone because help is readily available online. There is a huge variety of project management applications out there. There are free and paid versions and there are some that just stands out from the rest like Producteev. It is my choice of Project management tool.
So stop using emails to manage your projects, get a project management tool and be more productive! Cheers for more success! (Producteev)
“Stop Using Emails and Take Action.” N.p., n.d. Web. <http://readable.cc/feed/view/13713/what-s-up-at-producteev>.