Working remotely with dispersed colleagues is a challenge for many. It may simply no longer be suitable to use previous methods for tracking goals and collaborating with team members . Here are 5 ways the Post-it® App can help you stay on track and keep connected with your colleagues no matter where you're working.
To achieve long term goals, you need to first conquer smaller ones. Since we as humans are 42% more likely to achieve a goal when we’ve written it down*, start by jotting down each of your monthly goals on its own Post-it® Super Sticky Note, 76mm x 76mm. and place on a wall near your workspace. Each week write smaller goals that help you achieve the monthly goal. After those tasks are finished, capture them into the Post-it® App to help track goal progress. Working with others on those goals or projects? Share completed and upcoming tasks with the rest of your team with help from the Post-it® App. Just capture the project goals (Post-it® Notes) into the Post-it® App, and export the PowerPoint®, Excel®, PDF files. Even better, upload into Dropbox, Trello® and more to keep project momentum going.
Powered by Post-it® Products, a Kanban board is a great way to break up projects and help keep track of all the tasks through various stages of completion while allowing everyone on the team to be aware of the moving pieces. Not sure how-to Kanban? Just grab your team members names, the project tasks, a stack of Post-it® Super Sticky Notes and the Post-it® App and watch this video. Once the Kanban board is setup, capture Post-it® Notes into the Post-it® App to share with the full team.
Have an issue that needs solving ASAP? No problem. Keep the project moving and get everyone on a video call. Ask each team member to write each of their solutions on a Post-it® Super Sticky Note, then capture each idea (Note) into the Post-it® App and create a new Post-it® Board. Ask each team member to export to the preferred format (PowerPoint®, Excel or PDF), once done one of the team members can begin to sort and create categories to find the best solution.
Don’t let ideas escape just because your desks are no longer within walking distance. Using Post-it® Meeting Charts as a base for whatever comes to mind, and Post-it® Notes to jot down any ideas that strike or thoughts that pop. Capture it all on the Post-it® App to share across multiple applications. Don’t know how to use the Post-it® App? Visit Post-it.com/App.
While nothing beats being in the same room as your team to see genuine reactions and ‘ah-ha’ moments, you can utilise available technology to stay connected while keeping up the team rapport that’s been missing from our usual routines with video conference calls and the Post-it® App. Video conference calls help keep everyone engaged and up to date, while the Post-it® App can help provide instant feedback shared across multiple platforms to keep the momentum of your projects moving towards the finish line.
*Matthews, G. (2007). The impact of commitment, accountability, and written goals on goal achievement. Paper presented at the 87th Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.