The  Ultimate Guide to Improving

organizational Performance

6 Proven Strategies to Equip and Engage

Your Managers and Employees 

Learn More

Strategy #1

task

management

Strategy #2

PROJECT

MANAGEMENT

Strategy #3

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Strategy #4

collaboration

Strategy #5

feedback

Strategy #6

Knowledge hub

Great  feature!
Interesting Findings:
Strategy #1

Task Management

  • Quick View of Tasks and Projects

  • Prioritization

  • Drilldown

  • Over 1 in 3 (34%) projects have no baseline. (Source: Wellingtone

  • For every $1 billion invested in the United States, $122 million was wasted due to lacking project performance. (Source: PMI.org

  • 3. 75% of business and IT executives anticipate their software projects will fail. (Source: Geneca)

  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

Challenges in Task Management:

  • challenge 1

  • challenge 2

  • challenge 3

Stay on Top of Your Employees' Tasks With These Helpful Tips:

 

Tasks are not merely to-do lists and stories to tell over coffee breaks. They are actually like the gears that compose the basic mechanics of a project so that if one part fails, the entire project is affected.

Managing how all these parts function is called task management. Dividing the project into smaller tasks and having a metric to measure their success is a great way to see where you are at realizing your plans, which portions are holding you up, which team needs help and which parts are the bottlenecks.

With
ManageUp 2.0 Task Management Platform

You can:

 

  • Divide project into tasks and tasks into subtasks

  • Set priorities and categorize them according to the urgency of completion

  • Create owners of the tasks

  • Set up teams that will collaborate

  • Set deadlines that are aligned with your organizational plans

  • Have a sort of notification system for pending or overdue tasks

  • Have a platform for feedback, reporting, and collaboration

  • Have a common hub to keep files

  • Track progress in real time 

  • Recognize teams/ staff / best behavior

  • Update teams on their progress and where you are on overall project completion

Great Feature!
Great Feature!
FREE Workflow templates!
  • template 1
  • template 2
  • template 3
 
Strategy #2

Project Management

  • Ad-hoc and Repetitive​

  • Personal and Team

  • Reusable Templates

  • User-friendly 

  • Indispensable and highly functional even for startups

Why is a Project Management Tool Necessary?
----
----
----
7 Powerful Features to Look for in a Project Management Tool

Project management software are great, but without the right features, the turnout could easily go awry.

 

Starting a project without the right management tools is like voyaging the sea without navigational instruments. You get lost in the tide of tasks, sail directly into disasters and reach your destination exhausted and with many broken pieces.

Project management software are tools that were developed to make sure that these mishaps do not happen, and that projects are completed on-time in the most efficient manner.

If you have been looking around for a comprehensive PM software, choose these features that you would most likely need the most...

FREE Workflow templates!
  • template 1
  • template 2
  • template 3
With ManageUp 2.0 Project Management Platform

You can:

  • Create and manage teams

  • Manage tasks and assign owners of tasks

  • Create timelines and milestones for teams

  • Plan and collaborate on a project and enable teamwork

  • Work on common files and have important information readily accessible through a knowledge hub

  • Create and streamline automated workflows 

  • Ensure closed-loop communication with a feedback platform

  • Engage team members through real-time recognition

  • Generate reports using real-time data

  • Create a schedule with the use of a calendar

ManageUp 2.0  
Client feedback
Strategy #3

Employee Engagement

  • Engage and motivate employees with gamification

Statistics on Employee Engagement in the US
----
----
----
<< If you think employee engagement is expensive, try disengagement >>

A disengaged workplace can have tremendous negative impact on an organization’s ability to be productive, initiate changes, and transform. Disengaged staff may not always be hostile or disruptive as lack of enthusiasm in the workplace is often more subtle. Employees who lack the drive to achieve just maintain the status quo eagerly anticipating lunch breaks and clock outs.

Disengagement comes with a hefty price, and organizations find themselves losing so much because they could not make employees feel zealous about their jobs. 

What's the price for disengagement?

 

If you want an Engaged Workforce,
Gamify!

Gamification triggers the reward centers of the brain, making the participants want to win again and again. Utilizing gamification to foster engagement indirectly holds connections at work – the way employees treat their jobs, the way employees and managers work together and their sense of belongingness to the organization.

 

Many companies from different industries have embraced gamification to engage and improve their teams. Read about their success stories here.

With ManageUp 2.0 Employee Engagement
Platform

You can:

  • Motivate your team through real-time performance feedback 

    • Progress and performance are reflected in SQUEEZE (Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Zest) scores 

  • Continuously engage your team and improve performance with learning, collaboration, and reward system.

  • Prevent employee burnout by:

    • Reducing administrative burden

    • Managing workflows dealing with projects, performance, and change

    • Reducing e-mail overload and the need for face times

FREE Workflow templates!
  • template 1
  • template 2
  • template 3
Strategy #4

Collaboration

  • Engage and motivate employees with gamification

Important
Facts and Figures
on collaboration

  1. 39% of  millennials believe that their organization does not collaborate enough (source)

  2. Three out of four employees consider teamwork and collaboration as “very important”

  3. 86% of managers look at an employees teamwork  and collaboration skills when considering them for promotion

  4. 86% employees believed that lack of collaboration is the reason for workplace failures.

  5. 99.1% prefer to have a common workplace where they can discuss issues effectively and truthfully

  6.  Collaboration is essential to knowledge workers - 98% of connected employees collaborate - 94% say collaboration is important

  7. Technology is necessary for effective collaboration - 83% depend on technology to collaborate - 82% would be impacted by the loss of collaboration technology (source)

Collaboration Tools - Why It's A Must in Today's Business

  1. It enables: (source)

    • easier tracking of projects and remote teams

    • more convenient reporting

    • quick decision-making and implementation of plans

    • storage of important documents in a common hub 

  2. It leads to: (source)

    • More Efficient Communication

    • Faster Production

    • Better Input

    • Saved Space

    • Stronger Team Relationships

How Collaboration Leads to High Performance

  1. A Stanford study found that even just the idea of working as a team to achieve a goal can fuel engagement and performance. (source)

  2. Collaboration leads to high impact innovations (source)

  3. It reflects a healthy team dynamic, which is crucial to high performance: teams make effective use of their time, are engaged creatively, and so they find the best solutions to challenges (source)

  4. High-performance teams excel in collaboration because they have common purpose, clear roles, acknowledged leadership, effective processes, and solid relationships (source

  5. Collaboration leads to high performance by ensuring a high degree of support and sharing and also welcoming healthy challenges to achieve win/win outcomes. (source)

  6. Collaboration creates a happier and a more educated workforce that go beyond what are expected of them, absorb knowledge the best they can and consequently drive the business forward. (Source)

With ManageUp 2.0 Collaboration
Platform

You can:

  • Create teams and assign owners of tasks

  • ​Work on the same document or project as a team

  • See what's being worked on, team members who working on it, and which documents are associated with each task

  • Have a powerful tool to unify diverse and remote teams

  • Receive and send important messages and notifications

  • Have a common centralized location to store and access files ensuring greater connectivity across multiple channels

  • Stay up-to-date with the progress of each tasks and project

  • Generate reports on completed tasks

  • Recognize team members for every successful task and motivate them to contribute further

Strategy #5

Feedback

  • ensure closed-loop communication

  • give and receive instant feedback

  • get real-time notification of messages and pending tasks

Why Feedback is Critical in Organizational Success

  1. It improves organizational performance (source)

  2. It is an opportunity to motivate, and a way to keep learning (source)

  3. Team members' individual success and the organization's collective success depends on it. (source)

  4. It enhances a leader's credibility, helps meet a company's performance expectations, creates appraisals and identifies potential conflicts. (source)

  5. It is important in decision-making, collection of data, and coordination of activities and workflows  (source)

  6. It creates purpose and a feeling of belongingness, promotes growth and engagement,  and fosters positive change and innovation (source)​

How efficient is your organization in receiving and giving feedback?

Here's a symptom checker for your internal communication system:

Internal communication.

 

It is the web that holds everything in an organization together. Sending and receiving meaningful messages is integral to an organization as air is vital to human survival. It is the bottom line of all systems, processes, and workflows. It is the common connection that keeps people working together.