If you want to level up your business, you will need a team at some point. A team you can delegate to. A team that works cohesively together regardless of where they sit in the world. A team that gets shit done!
In today’s day and age, you will need a great team productivity tool stack to run a great team.
Want to know which software tools I use in my business for collaborating with and managing my team?
Well, here goes.
Team Productivity Tool Stack
❶ LastPass — Password management
In a nutshell, this tool allows our team to share the use of passwords without having to remember or disclose what the passwords are. The days of “I couldn’t log in to do the work because I didn’t know the password are virtually gone.”
❷ Google G Suite — Cloud computing, productivity and collaboration
Google has a winner with this one. They have made it super simple to share and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, slide decks, and more in real-time. Even better is the ability to share only with those who need access on a file-by-file basis. Pretty cool, I’d say.
❸ Skype — Internal online meetings and calls
We have entered the world of the Jetsons! Too young for that reference. Google it. It was a popular cartoon that first aired on TV in the early 1960s.
As a kid growing up in the 1970s, watching reruns of that cartoon in awe, thinking how cool it would be to be able to do the things they were doing and have the things they had. Things like flying cars, video phones, robot housekeepers, and more!
Video conferencing globally with Skype has made it immensely more palatable for us to have a distributed team. This is huge because it allows us to tap into resources not so readily available to us in the past, such as stay-at-home Moms and Dads, non-local talent, foreign workers, etc. In addition, we can now do so with the confidence of making all team members feel “connected” to the mother ship.
❹ Loom — Screen recording, instructional videos, etc.
Show me, don’t tell me!
This handy little tool has taken much of the painful back-and-forth of explaining what needs to be done and how.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a targeted video is truly worth.
❺ Asana — Track work & manage projects
We are sticklers for checklists!
Checklists make things easier… checklists take some of the thinking out how to go about getting something done… checklists help us produce a more consistent result.
We use Asana for both project management and process management. We use it internally and externally with our Clients as well.
Replicable processes lead to increased profitability… and we like that!
❻ Infusionsoft by Keap — Workflow automation
Ahhh… the operating system of my small business!
I can’t say enough about this tool… that’s part of the reason we went on to become a Keap Certified Partner. So yes… that is in part a disclosure.
Within the framework of team productivity, Infusionsoft by Keap acts as the Quarterback, carrying out semi-automated workflows and calling on specific team members to engage where needed—additionally, fostering accountability in all we do.
Honestly, in true Clone the Owner® form, we could not achieve what we do without it!
❼ Slack — General communications and announcements
Slack, for us, acts as a central console to inform, organize and collaborate.
With built-in integrations for Asana and G Suite, Slack has empowered us to become more productive amongst many tools.
❽ Company Intranet — Team onboarding, training and private support
I’d be remiss if I failed to at least mention our Intranet… a membership-based website we built for ourselves to empower our team to excel.
There is no shortage of companies looking to attract and retain great team members. That being said, we at Online Marketing Muscle see our Intranet as a significant differentiator. One that will allow us to continue to survive and thrive in the years ahead.
So… how’s that for a list?
See any tools here that you may try on?
What does your team productivity tool stack look like?
I’d love to know… share in the comments below!