4 Team Tools Race Directors Shouldn’t Live Without
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use platform to manage projects and tasks for your race, then check out Asana. As one of the best online project management tools out there (former Facebook team members are behind it!), Asana let’s you organize your team into “Projects”, then “Tasks” then “Subtasks”. Check them off as you go, communicate directly within the platform or in the handy app. The best part: It’s free up to a certain number of users! Here are a few ways you can use Asana in your real estate business.
- Drag and drop feature for files, moving around tasks or moving tasks to a different “Project”
- Clean and simple interface
- Assign a task to each team member and set alerts via email to complete tasks
- Assign a due date
- Bulk assign team members and due dates
The paperwork for a race can pile up fast. Between contracts, forms and other important documents, it can be hard to keep up for any team. Instead of keeping files on separate team members’ computers, save them all in one spot.
Google Drive is one of the easiest and best online storage systems to use. Anyone on your team can access a file by simply logging into their account. With X GB of storage for a free, basic account, you can store years of documents, images and even videos.
Just when you thought Google couldn’t offer your team anything more, there’s just one more tool you’ve got to try: Google Hangouts. If everyone on your team has a Google account, then you can all enjoy the benefits of this video conferencing/chatting app from your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop anywhere and anytime.
One of the best things about Google Hangouts: the ability to easily share your screen. Each person can have the floor and show route maps, collateral and other items that need team review or approval.
You can also schedule your meetings via Google Calendar and include a Hangouts video so your team can simply click on the “video” link in the invite to join.
Good, clear communication helps any race team stay on top of things. The old way is, of course, using email and text. But even those can get lost in the shuffle between personal and professional life. An easy solution is using an app like Slack.
Slack lets you communicate with your team members on your phone or on your PC all in one place. You can always reference previous message easily and more quickly than you could with text.
You can also designate group messaging for different areas every team. That way you don’t have to pull up every single person on the team as you would if you were texting them.
It might seem difficult understand why you would use this as opposed to email and text, but I promise you, went you use it, you will not believe how you and your team lived without it!