We don’t normally put out content on this blog that is overly “salesy” but we couldn’t help but write a blog for small business owners and managers who are looking for a more efficient way to manage a growing team. If you’re tired of things slipping through the cracks, and email, text messages, outlook calendars, and sticky notes just aren’t cutting it… then this blog is for you. Right up front, this blog talks about online software that helps you manage people better.
As my business began to grow, the biggest thing that kept me up at night was worrying about which things might be slipping through the cracks.
“Is everyone remembering what they’re supposed to work on?”
“Is a client being forgotten?”
“Are people working on the right things in the right order of importance?”
If you’re an organized person, it’s easy to manage your own task list. But if you begin managing people that are not as organized as you are, then you can run into some frustration.
So I dreamed of a way to visualize the workload of my team from one easy to use interface. All of the other platforms out there were confusing or only focused on projects. In fact, we built Yalla out of a frustration with Basecamp. None of them built the application around users, people, staff, team members or whatever you call them. The people that you rely on every day to get stuff done. The dang people you work with… can either make your life a living hell or a heaven on earth. And in business, just as in sports, if the team is losing, then everyone is ticked off. And usually, a team loses because people aren’t doing their jobs.
So I envisioned a way in which team members had more transparency into the work their team members were working on. I wanted a way to reprioritize my work and others work on the fly without a bunch of back and forth emails and texts that get buried and forgotten.
Now, instead of my asking people what they’re working on, or laying in bed wondering if a project is even on my team members radar, I can just check their Yalla board. If a project or task isn’t on their board, I can throw it on there without bothering them while simultaneously putting my mind to rest. If the project or task is already on their board and it just became a high priority for the company, then I can easily just drag it higher on their list. Yalla is the one software that I know of that gives you a simple and realistic view of everything that is going on in the company with the associated importance of the items that are being worked on.
This is online software that helps you manage people. Plain and simple. If you don’t want to look at it as managing people, then you can view it as an effective way to collaborate with people. It has task and project management, time keeping, calendars, chat, and a host of other amazing features. We call it the “cornucopia of organizational goodness” because it has effectually taken the best features of the best team productivity apps and rolled them into one amazing platform.