Working professionals begin their day by checking inbox first thing in the morning. Imagine waking up to an ‘Inbox (0)’ situation. It’s hard to imagine, right? Truth is, the average number of emails that people receive everyday is downright overwhelming. Sometimes there are hundreds of emails, most of which are work related, but do not directly concern you, or are simply spammy ones.
Emails are necessary. There’s no denying that. But, wouldn’t life be a lot simpler if you didn’t have to go through the heap of emails every morning? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simpler way to check what’s in store for you during the day without sorting out those endless number of emails? That’s what project management and online collaboration software are for. And, it’s time to make things more visual by opting for these tools and make life easy.
But, first we will see how using emails too much or always is not good -
The alternative -
Web-based collaboration software are an excellent alternative to emails. Instead of dumping everything into emails with no way to sort them, these collaboration tools provide an organizational system for all your work requirements. Got an image to send? Or a comment to add to a design? Or do you want to offer a one word response to a query? Don’t use email. Instead, use a collaboration software. With dedicated online space for everything, you can keep things exactly where there are supposed to be.
No need to create a mess by jumbling everything up. If you want to initiate a discussion, you can create a discussion thread. If you want to say hi, you can use chat feature. If you want to organize files, create folders and start storing files in there. The whole arrangement appears more natural, appealing, and visual. No need to deal with spammy emails or stuff that does not even concern you.
So, are you ready to give online collaboration tools a try?
Sharon Thomson is a project management expert and writer. Through the years she has written about a myriad of project management topics and has successfully managed countless projects on her own. A big believer in ‘work smarter, not harder’ philosophy; Sharon keeps including her own personal lessons in her writing from time to time.