5 Productivity Tools for Office Success

As a business owner, you are always on the lookout for the best productivity tools that can help you grow your business.

Advancements in technology have made available several tools that help you harness the power of the Internet while still ensuring that your employees stay engaged and productive.

Below, we’ve shortlisted 5 tools that can enhance employee engagement and improve collaboration while keeping in check elements that inhibit productivity.

1.     Trello

When you have several people working on a single project, clear, succinct communication and collaboration become the order of the day.

Not only must each member be aware of their own duties and responsibilities, but they must also keep track of each other’s progress. Trello allows your team members to set individual and team goals and share their progress. Project managers will find this tool to be particularly useful in organizing projects with “cards” and to-do “lists” and for tracking the team’s overall progress. In addition to desktop devices, Trello is also available on Android and iOS devices.

Project managers will find this tool to be particularly useful in organizing projects with “cards” and to-do “lists” and for tracking the team’s overall progress. In addition to desktop devices, Trello is also available on Android and iOS devices.

2.     Office 365

Most people are fairly familiar with Microsoft’s Office suite of software. This makes it a quick, no-fuss productivity tool to incorporate within your organization.

Customizable integration with Skype and Yammer allow real-time communication between team members.

The ability to share files and documents through OD4B (OneDrive for Business) and SharePoint makes workforce collaboration simple yet effective. If you’re looking for a project management tool that offers familiarity, data security, and refined user controls, Office 365 may be your best bet.

3.     TeamViewer

More and more businesses today work with professionals based in different physical locations. In such an environment, TeamViewer allows individuals to work collaboratively on projects.

The software excels most notably in cross-platform settings (PC to PC, mobile to PC, etc.) and works equally efficiently on Windows and Linux platforms as well as on Android and iOS devices. If you work with remote team members or have clients that are located beyond your physical reach, you need TeamViewer.

4.     BrowseControl

The Internet can be a treasure trove of information and a necessary tool for business, but it can also be a major source of distraction. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit are hard to stay away from. E-commerce sites, too, attract their fair share of employee attention.

To eliminate these distractions, CurrwentWare’s BrowseControl can help you restrict web access, block websites by categories, and prevent access to chats, games, and other time-wasting applications. In short, it enables you to enforce a web usage policy across your network so that your employees can be at the productive best during office hours.

In short, it enables you to enforce a web usage policy across your network so that your employees can be at the productive best during office hours.

5.     BrowseReporter

BrowseReporter is an employee Internet monitoring software that can record websites visited by employees in real time. Summary and detailed reports can also be obtained from every individual user’s URL data.

The duration of idle time and active browsing time for each URL is also obtainable. This allows you to identify employees who are wasting time on non-work related activities.

BrowseReporter is the tool you need if you want to track employee internet usage and curb activities that are negatively affecting your organization’s productivity.

CurrentWare Admin
CurrentWare Admin
CurrentWare is the maker of BrowseControl web filter and BrowseReporter employee monitor software. We help businesses improve employees productivity and restrict Internet access.