Managing a team of any size can be a tough job: you have separate personalities and individual goals to keep an eye on as well as putting everything together to finish the assigned task. If you don’t have the right communication network, you can get lost pretty quickly.
The good news is that there are a lot of apps that you can download onto your Android devices that can help make managing a team of three, five or fifteen people much easier. Here are three of those apps that will help you and your team stay focused and on task so you can get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Automatic Call Recorder for Me
Forgetting what team members said in a phone conversation can be a big problem, and sometimes it’s even unavoidable: what if you’re driving and need to take an important call? You don’t have the time — or the hands — to take notes. This app can help alleviate that problem.
Automatic Call Recorder for Me (get it on Google Play) allows you to pick and choose the phone numbers from your contact list that you want to record conversations with. The app will automatically record the entire conversation from those numbers for future reference. You can even bookmark important parts of the conversation so you refer back to the quickly.
You can tab important calls as well for easy finding and you can search through recorded calls by contact info or subject. All recordings are protected by a PIN so only you and those you trust may recall the recordings.
Wrike is a project management app that gives you total control over the tasks and assignments for your team, and the more people you have under you, the more this app will come in handy.
You can create, schedule and assign tasks to all of your team members individually or as subgroups. Communication between team members is a snap as well since the app lets you contact any or all of your team members as you wish.
You can make custom push notifications to keep you updated instantly on the progress of any task and you easily adjust timelines on an interactive chart that keeps your team members informed on your expectations.
This app uses a card filing system to keep track of all of your team assignments, making it simple to see which tasks need to be focused on.
Trello uses a cork board and card interface, where you can create different boards representing different tasks, and break them down into smaller, assigned chunks by using the cards. You can easily move the cards or delete them as the project nears completion. The app is very easy to use and is pleasing to the eye as well, making it a simple way to keep your team on task.
Try using one of these apps the next time you need a little organization for your team.
Edward Murphy works as a marketing and sales coach and also offers help with management skills. Read his articles all over the web.