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July 4, 2018

Teams, collaborate better this July 4th with DropTask

by Natalie Rowley posted in DropTask.

DropTask | Teams, collaborate better this July 4th with DropTask
We’ve all had to work with others at some point in our lives in order to get things done. Whether it’s working towards a strict deadline or organizing a big event, we often rely on fellow team members to help us get over that final hurdle; and they’re often the ones who we’re celebrating with at the finish line.

And, while some prefer working on their own, many of us can’t imagine facing everyday workplace challenges without a supportive team behind us. Rally your work buddies together this 4th July with DropTask and create the best team on the block with our top tips below.

Congratulations

Boost morale – a ‘good job’ goes a long way

Being thankful for hard work and celebrating small successes can sometimes get pushed aside by other pressing deadlines. Recognition of your team’s hard work not only allows you to express gratitude for their efforts but also encourages employees to strive for greater results with a clear understanding of what behaviors and outcomes your organization values.

Share praise by instantly by Congratulating a colleague on completing a task – big or small. A playful celebration of confetti will shower their screen, and get them geared up for the next phase of the project.

Oversee, don’t micromanage

Employee autonomy limits the need for constant direction from managers and CEOs. However, in a 2013 survey conducted by Stanford University focusing on executive coaching, 35% of coaches admitted that delegating work is something that they need to work on. And even when managers do delegate responsibility, they fall into the trap of micromanaging the rest of their team, resulting in employees performing at a lower level (as found in a recent study).

Instead of feeling like you have to constantly look over your team’s shoulder, take a step back to show that you trust them to perform at a high standard. By granting the team a little authority, they’ll have the freedom to work together to get things done. After Delegating responsibilities, you can gently oversee project developments by looking at the ‘Active’ projects from within the Project Browser. Here, you’ll be able to view what’s in Progress, what’s been Completed, and areas that require your attention. With indicators displaying the status of the overall project, you’ll be able to keep track of project developments at a glance.

Set due dates

Define deadlines

Strategic deadlines push the team forward towards the desired end goal. Set specific task Due Dates to inform your team of the activities and timescale required for the project’s successful completion.

How do you motivate your team to get things done? Introduce them to DropTask. They can sign up today for free.


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