How to create effective and automatic to-do lists for staff and employees.
Everybody loves a list. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years you will have noticed them springing up all over the place.
You’ll find ‘top lists’ for any topic you can think of – an ordered number list is inherently captivating. Our brains like lists. They often take complex ideas and simplify them into bite-size, easy-to-digest chunks.
A list is perfectly designed for our brain. We are drawn to it intuitively, we process it more efficiently, and we retain it with little effort.
Research shows that we make faster decisions when there is less information to process whether it’s what we’re going to eat, what we’re going to do at the weekend or what we’re going to do when we’re at work.
The to-do list is no different. We all have them and we all use them – some with more success than others! They offer a definitive start and end point which is both alluring and reassuring.
Integrated workforce management systems are taking to-do lists to the next level.
In the day-to-day hustle and bustle of work many important routines and regular tasks can fall by the way side. Workforce management systems are combatting this in a number of ways:
- They allow you to create to-do lists for all members of the workforce quickly and smoothly.
- They link tasks to scheduling so the tasks are distributed to the right people at the right time during the day.
- They can easily be followed up and checked all in one place to see if they have been completed.
By automating to-do lists for employees you’re not only stream-lining your business efforts but you’re also stream-lining and focusing your staff in the direction you want them to go.
And you can measure what they are doing. You can see at a glance when tasks have been completed. You are all becoming more productive together, you are saving huge amounts of time and you are saving yourself money without even trying.