Regardless of how hard they try, most executives are unable to add more time to their schedule. If you’re one of them then you need to know this: to obtain maximum efficiency and become successful, you need to know the best ways of utilizing your time and energy. In simple terms, you need to fine-tune your schedule and processes so that you can create more time for ‘other’ important things.
Today, technology, in particular mobile technology, has made it easy for executives to perform business-related tasks. Thanks to business apps, executives today can work at full capacity and avoid time traps. Quite simply, mobile apps for business executives have made the excuse of not having enough time a thing of the past. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 4 apps that every business executive must have.
An app that allows you to take note, organize, and archive, Evernote is free if you choose to get the basic version. To get more storage space and unlock all of the app’s features, you can purchase the Plus or Premium package. Using the app, you can create a note in the form of a formatted text, a handwritten ‘ink’ note, a voice memo, a full webpage, a photograph, or a webpage excerpt. In short, you can this app to:
Convert notes into presentations
Collaborate with coworkers
Snapshot handwritten notes
Clip website article
When I first came across 15Five, the thing that impressed me the most was the app’s ease of use. A simple app, 15Five allows you to get an overview of your team’s weekly work within a few minutes. With 15five, you can direct the attention of your team to a particular client or project. As it allows open communication between you and your team, you can use 15Five to improve employee performance and engagement.
Of all the apps that I’m going to list here, DropBox is probably the most simple. An easy way to access your files and documents, DropBox is available even when you’re offline. This means that the files you save in DropBox can be accessed by you even when you’re not connected to the internet. Furthermore, by allowing you to share folders with others, DropBox eliminates the need to send attachments through mail. When you download this app, you will have 2GB of free space available to you.
An app that brings all your communication to a single place, Slack has changed the way people collaborate on projects. Slack offers instant messaging and document sharing. Additionally, you can connect it to other apps such as Gmail, Google Hangout, and DropBox. Recommended by many people, slack is one of the best apps for business executives available today.
To achieve success, business executives need to know the ways of adding more time to their schedule. The use of the aforementioned apps is one such way.
April Salsbury, MBA is a strategist, an analyst, an operational guru, a recognized leader and C-suite global healthcare executive with drive and focus for competitive markets. Co-host of The Business Forum Show and regular contributor to various business journals, she possess multi-functional and multi-national competencies with more than 15 years experience in business and healthcare. Her expertise is in invigorating revenue growth and infusing value of lean practices in growing companies through improvements to cash flow and operations management.
Fueling revenue, growth and profit, Salsbury & Co. is a consultancy firm focused on helping businesses and healthcare organizations achieve excellency. Our specialists have executive experience combined with deep functional expertise to provide our clients with services that drive real impact and results.
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