7 Ways (and an App) to Increase Productivity

on May 05, 2021

Do you think your team could increase productivity? Do you wish you could make better use of the time in your workday? The good news is that becoming more productive is possible. It normally just requires you to be more deliberate about how you manage time and organize  work. 

Imagine if your workdays could end with a sense of satisfaction that you finished what needs to be done. You can, and so can your team.  Not by putting in more time at work but by making more of your work time. Here are seven tried and true methods to increase productivity (and how you can use the MyTasks app along the way): 

Keep a to-do list 

Work is more complex than ever so don't expect to remember everything you need to do. Instead, use a task manager to get your to-dos down in a list so that you can stop scrambling and free up time to work deliberately. 

Use the MyTasks app to create and organize your to-do list. Task lists are viewed by day or week to know what to do and how to get it done. Whether making a call, keeping an appointment, recording a need, or completing a service job, your task list can help you make sure nothing falls through the cracks. 


Prioritize tasks

A ton of time can be wasted figuring out what to work on next. By assigning and organizing tasks, your team can quickly see what is the most important and which requires more time.  This allows everyone to effectively budget their time. 

Flexible scheduling in the MyTasks app allows you to quickly indicate important times and due dates. Priority, rank, and phase settings further allow teams to communicate and meet deadlines. 

Make information easy to find

Whether talking with a customer, making service notes, or gathering supplies, teams need the information to make decisions quickly and efficiently. When your entire team records and pulls information from the same pool of knowledge, you greatly reduce confusion.

When using the MyTasks app, your team can view and record notes for each task and timed entry. Task details and communication are recorded and viewed in real-time so the entire team can stay efficient as they move from one task to the next. 

Track labor in real-time

Forget about filling out tedious timesheets at the end of the day. Give your team the ability to record time with more accuracy and effectiveness. The MyTasks app includes a simple clock in and out feature on each task that allows team members to focus on their work. As a manager, you will be able to assess more accurately where time is going and how to eliminate waste. 


Review progress

Task management is more than a to-do list. It means tracking tasks from beginning to end, delegating tasks, and setting deadlines to make sure projects get done on time. Using the app managers can quickly enter new tasks, assign workers, and set due dates to keep work organized and on track. Options include schedule, phase, rank, stage, and notes as well as tying work back into larger jobs. This allows workflow to be tracked from beginning to end. 

Integrate your business tools

You may be spending too much time context-switching between different business tools.  If you are accessing detail for your work in one tool, recording time in a second tool, looking up customer information in a third, and storing communication about that work in a fourth place, simply accessing the information you need to get work done becomes a huge drain on your productivity.

My Tasks is only one feature of the MyEBMS app. Features such as order entry, inventory management, and customer accounts are also available and integrated directly into the full EBMS ERP solution. Contact your account manager or request to try it today!  

Advantages for your team:

  • Interact with to-do lists remotely  
  • Gain visibility into schedule and status 
  • Stay organized by entering notes and details at the job site 
  • Collaborate with teammates from anywhere 
  • Record labor in real-time 
  • Organize your teams' tasks 
  • Flexibility to assign and schedule workers from anywhere

Whether an outside salesperson recording notes and updating their pipeline, or a service tech completing tasks and recording time, you can now conduct business from anywhere. Easier. Faster.

This app is available for use on a late version Android or iOS device and the Windows 10 Store app. An internet connection is required.

Try it! 

Eagle Business Software

Since 1989, Eagle Business Software has been partnering with growing small businesses to simplify and streamline everyday operations. Our integrated point-of-sale, inventory control, shop management, and back office software, known as Eagle Business Management Software (EBMS) makes it easy to grow your business.