Administrative work can be time consuming and tedious work. But, with the proper tools, education, and training you’ll be able to handle any project that comes your way. So, here are three of the top tools that I think will help with your administrative projects!
Must-Have Tool #1: Project Management Program
Project management is a big part of administrative work. Depending on what type of project you are doing you might have dozens of moving parts. Keeping track of each of these moving parts can be difficult- especially if you have dozens of moving parts from multiple projects. Project management systems allow you to lay out your tasks, and deadlines to give you a birds eye view of the progress of the project. Asana is our favorite, but any system you like will work.
Asana is one of our favorite tools here at Creative Spark Digital. Asana is a project management program that lets you rearrange your project in multiple formations. For example, you can lay out your project in a timeline format to see the project in relation to time. You can also lay out your project in a board format so you can see each area of your project and it’s progress individually. Among these two formats there are many more to suite your management style.
Asana also allows for a single person to manage the tasks of other team members. For example, a team supervisor could assign tasks to their employees and then go on to update and view those tasks as well. This provides the benefit of keeping everyone on the same page for the project.
Must-Have Tool #2: Digital Notebook
Another important tool for administrative work is a notebook or digital notebook. Taking notes is one of the most valuable things an administrative professional can practice.
GoodNotes is a digital notebook with many features that allow you to take notes on a computer, phone, or tablet. This program is a great, easy way to take notes about your projects, tasks, and deadlines.
GoodNotes allows you to create separate notebooks, so you can organize your notes however you want. This is especially helpful for those who have multiple projects, or if you are like Creative Spark then you might have multiple clients whose notes you want to keep separate. Overall Goodnotes is a great tool for administrative professionals.
Administrative work can be tedious and time consuming, but with these 2 must have tools for administrative professionals, you will be ahead of the game. Work smarter, not harder!
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