The people who work for your business have a huge role in determining success. Both on a large scale and day-to-day. People is one of 8RC’s eight pillars of business. It focuses just as much on employees as it does on customers. For this reason, it’s important to ensure that the team who determine the success of your business feel empowered. An empowered team leads to better productivity. In this blog post, we detail seven of the best tools that you can introduce to your employees to make them feel more empowered and connected to your business.


Task Management Programmes 

Online task management systems allow the timely completion of tasks by employees. They detail daily, weekly and monthly tasks so that employees never feel lost or need to check in to ask what to do next. With an effective task management programme, gone are the days of staff members constantly needing to ask for guidance. Using a task management programme, you can plan and designate tasks for certain days, which are all clearly visible for your employees. As your staff members work through the list of tasks, they can simply tick them off. You will then receive a notification to let you know that the task is now done. By using an effective task management system, you can aid in making your team feel empowered by giving them a sense of independence over managing and working through their workload. 


Redbooth is an easy-to-use online task management programme which can be used in the completion of your employees day-to-day tasks. Redbooth can be accessed online and via an app. This mean that whether you are in the office on your computer, or out of the office on your mobile device, you can always view where your team are at.


ClickUp is a popular task management system. This is because of its ability to combine its simple format with enough customisation options to fit it to any team or business. ClickUp even allows you to add tasks from voice recognition devices such as Alexa and Google Assistant.


For teams working on the same function. TaskQue is a great option. It goes beyond just being a to-do list. It allows you to allocate tasks to the next available team member. TaskQue takes care of assigning tasks so that you don’t have to.


Trello is one of the biggest task management systems on the market. It’s great because of its social features, such as stickers and photos. Although visually appealing, Trello has been criticised for the lack of ability to share between different task boards.


Communication Platforms

The communication of your team plays a huge part in the day-to-day workings of your business. For this reason, it’s important to have an effective communication platform in place. By allowing easy communication between your staff members, they will be able to easily ask each other questions regarding tasks.


Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services which allows all members of a team board to communicate online, instantly. You can share everything from text and videos to emojis, making it a great messaging platform for businesses.


Workplace by Facebook

With over 2.07 billion people around the world already using Facebook, Workplace is a great option for communicative use in your business. It works in the same way as Facebook, but allows team members to keep their work separate from their social Facebook page.


Fuze is a platform often used by large companies which are based all over the world. Fuze is a cloud based platform which offers voice, video and other forms of messaging. It’s cost-effective, intelligent, and driven by user behaviour.


Effective communication and task management are two of the most important aspects of a successful, empowered team working for a business. As such, the use of any, or a combination of these platforms is a useful way to instantly improve your business. If you would like to know more about improving the empowerment of your team, get in touch with 8RC today.