There’s a saying that everyone has the same twenty-four hours in a day. Another well-known saying suggests that time is money. If these statements are both true, it’s vital to ensure the time you’re given each day is carefully budgeted to meet your goals and fulfill your needs. Doing so will result in the best use of your energy, and ultimately, your money.
Mastering the art of time management for increased productivity and efficiency takes diligence, intention, and an arsenal of time-tested tools. The first step is discovering which tools are the best fit for your needs and will best complement your lifestyle. Below, please find some of our all-time favorite tools for saving time and maximizing efficiency when working with clients.
This project management tool is perfect for small teams and provides an organized platform for members, regardless of their proximity and work schedules. Members are able to allocate and track tasks, monitor progress in real-time, plan projects, create timelines, and more in this visually aesthetic app.
Your Investment: This tool is free for teams of fifteen or less.
Our favorite time-tracking and billing tool also happens to be one of the best-known, easiest, and most device-compatible apps to use. Harvest not only works with most of your favorite project management tools, but it also provides team workload monitoring for optimizing capacity and functionality, professional invoice creation and delivery, and the flexibility to track your time anywhere.
Your Investment: As low as $12 per month
Now more than ever, open and effective communication amongst teams is critical. This channel-based messaging app creates a platform for constant contact that transcends geographical boundaries. Customized channels for remote working, special projects, jobs, or teams promote synchronicity, keeps everyone informed of project statuses and inspire a healthy exchange of ideas. Slack integrates hundreds of tools, such as G Suite, Microsoft Office, Dropbox, and Salesforce and brings updates directly into channels.
Your Investment: The small to medium business package is $6.67 per person per month when billed annually.
Maintaining a connection while working remotely is key for productivity and morale. Zoom is an affordable and easy-to-use platform for meetings, video webinars, rooms and workspaces, and more.
Your Investment: Free for up to 100 guests of meetings under 40 minutes
At Hamilton Raye, we continue to focus our efforts on streamlining our daily processes to maximize our clients’ time and money.
Hopefully, this list of tools can assist you in developing a set of tools that enable you to own your time and processes in a way that is beneficial for your team, your organization, and yourself.