Utilizing Technology for Rapid Impact

by | Sep 13, 2023 | News & Insights

As interim manager, the pressure is on delivering fast results. Technology is the answer to provide a rapid impact and nowadays several tools amplify work efficiency, enhance communication, and streamline processes. We present below multiple automation, communication, data analysis, task management and cybersecurity tools to amplify work efficiency, enhance communication, and streamline processes in your assignments.

  1. Automation tools, powerful systems that take over repetitive tasks and free your time for strategic planning and critical decisions. Tools like Calendly, DocuSign, Asana or IFTTT (If This Then That), release you from the grasp of routine workload. Automation has become a necessity in today’s challenging business environment.
  2. Communication tools like Microsoft Teams help you connect with your team and foster a collaborative streamlined information flow. Real-time messaging, file sharing, and integrations with other tools we use daily revolutionized the way we communicate and collaborate.
  3. Data Analysis tools like Tableau, Power BI, or QlikView/Qlik Sense offer powerful data visualization capabilities that can aid in making informed decisions. Looker offers customizable reports and dashboards. With these tools and others like Google Analytics or Statistical Packages in Excel, you can explore data and prepare it for advanced analysis which allows you to obtain valuable insights. When selecting a tool, take into consideration the complexity of the data, your technical expertise and the specific tasks you need to perform in each specific interim assignment.
  4. Task management tools that give you a view of your team’s workflow like Trello or Monday.com, help you identify bottlenecks and redistribute tasks for maximized efficiency. These applications provide visual overviews of work progress, allow for task delegation, and help in keeping track of deadlines. By removing ambiguity and enhancing transparency, these tools pave the way for increased work efficiency.
  5. Cybersecurity Tools like Norton or AVG ensure protection of sensitive data and integrity of your operations.

Technology can be a daunting sea of endless possibilities, but when you find the right tools to fit your needs, you’ll wonder how you managed without them. We invite you to leave a comment below sharing your favorite tech tool and how it helped you in your management role.