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Improving workplace productivity is probably one of the most frequently searched phrases today. And while queries can yield hundreds of results, not all of them are the right fit for your board that can produce the results you want. 

Although the workflow productivity on your board starts with you, knowing how to get the ball rolling isn’t always apparent. Keeping your board engaged and well informed is a crucial component of every high impact board. Below are four ways you can boost productivity on your board

 In-Office Messaging

In between deadlines and daily tasks, stopping to answer an email can disrupt workflow. If you and other board members work on projects together, in-office messaging apps can go a long way to boost productivity. There are a lot of options out there to choose from but Flock, Campfire and Slack work well to keep the flow going in the right direction.

Collaboration Boards

When it comes to file sharing and working as a team, collaboration boards keep everyone on task. Asana, Trello and Smart Sheets streamline project management and allow you to divide up tasks across the board. Managers can also send gentle reminders to employees to let them know deadlines are approaching.

File Sharing

Ineffective communication is the best way to decrease your board’s productivity.  File sharing platforms can expedite delivery of the tasks and also speed up productivity. Gone are the days of having to send out emails with an excessive number of bulky attachments. 

Employees need a place where they can drag and drop files for approval in a blink of an eye. DropBox lets employees access files from anywhere and also gives you the peace of mind that all important files are stored safely online.

Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Augmented reality has come a long way since the days of the Terminator. Now, AI does everything from adjusting the temperature to respond to inquiries online. Using AI frees up time, even micro minutes, that can be used more efficiently elsewhere. Find ways to integrate automation and AI into the daily flow to speed up productivity, keep employees comfortable and increase engagement online.

When it comes to improving your board’s efficiency, working as a team and individually should be the end goal. Find ways to implement apps and technology to lighten your staff’s workload, increase productivity and make coming to work more enjoyable. The rest of your board members will thank you for it.