Essential Tools for a Good Manager:- Improvisation has no place in the daily life of the manager. In the office or remotely, he must select precise and efficient tools to always be in contact with his teams and follow the work of each other. Discover the tools of the good manager that will improve your daily life.
Essential tools for Good Manager
- Shared Calendars
Among the tools of the manager, let us first discuss the shared calendars. Indeed, the daily manager must be able to know in one click the availabilities of his employees. Knowing a manager means being aware of what is happening within his team: who is on leave, on a meeting, on an event…
Planzone offers an advanced calendar tool that can be synchronized in real time with Google Calendar and compatible with other external calendars.
- Videoconferencing tools
Knowing the availability of his team is essential to organize his own meetings. And because the day-to-day manager is not always on the side of his teams, he must use powerful tools that allow him to be a good manager, even remotely.
Videoconferencing can then be very useful for making presentations online and collaborating directly from your computer. It also allows seeing the face of his team to create a warmer climate. We think of GoToMeeting or Cisco WebEx.
- The to-Do List
What is Pierre working on and with whom? Are they on time and what’s next? A lot of questions that the manager poses on a daily basis and that is why the use of a task management system is naturally in the manager’s tools.
A feature that is central to Planzone: creating task lists, assigning team members, or setting deadlines are the basis for effective job management. It is even possible to add constraints, comments and documents to be even more precise in what needs to be done.
- Documentation Platforms
Speaking of documents … Between minutes of meetings, reports, KPIs, the manager can quickly lose valuable time to find all the files he must share with his team or his management. See even to make sure that this is the right version.
A good manager knows for a long time that storing on his computer is not enough, we must think Cloud! Many publishers have also specialized in documentary electronic management “in the clouds” likes Google with its Google Drive, partner of Planzone for the synchronization of documents.
- Online Chat tools
Being a good manager means knowing how to manage. But knowing manager is also communicating! With videoconferencing tools, those of online chats are very useful when managing a remote work team.
Skype or Microsoft Lynch can maintain the link with their team by launching group discussions. This real-time communication is a real plus to not lose contact with his team and simply collaborate on a daily basis.
- Work Schedules
Planning activities, seeing the progress of each person’s work, anticipating delays, all this is part of the knowledge manager. Excel has long been successful in this field but is no longer really adapted to the managerial practices of today: collaborative, instantaneous, digital. That is why we must evolve towards solutions that respond to the basics of management while being more contemporary.
In the panoply of tools of the manager proposed by Planzone, find the famous diagram of Gantt! But beware; we are not talking here about the 1900s. It is a dynamic and collaborative online planning that updates in real time.
As you can see, Planzone offers you a complete and efficient solution to improve your daily performance and allow you to better manage your teams wherever you are. Do not hesitate to test it; it’s free and without obligation!