The trend of working from home has grown since the pandemic. Team members have to stay in the comfort of their homes to continue tasks to avoid the spread of the disease. With the new kind of setup, team members need to acquire new tools and skills to meet the requirements for certain projects. The struggle is best felt by the team leaders. The difficulty in handling remote workers needs more comprehensive methods to organize and manage a team.
For a remote team to work, varying tools are necessary for the different tasks involved. As much as possible, remote workers want to use minimum tools and maximize their usage. Awork (also stylized as “awork”)is one of those platforms that can suit the needs of hybrid teams.
Functionalities of Awork
Awork, like most project management tools out there, highlights its capability to ease processes in project management and collaboration. It allows team leaders to coordinate with the team’s tasks. This includes planning the deadline and milestones of the entire team, as well as managing other task schedules. It also has an option to view it as a Kanan board and also integrate it into the calendar.
What makes Awork interesting is its time tracking function within the tool. Users can track how much time they take working on a certain task or project. They can also edit the times when needed. This time tracker is particularly important for those who bill by the hour; users can create a report with this and integrate it into a billing tool so that stakeholders or clients would know how long a certain project actually takes.
Another thing worth noting is Awok’s capability to show a specific person’s workload. Having visibility on how much work a person has is critical to not only know how much capacity a person has but also to avoid overworking a certain member. With this tool, team leads would know if certain team members have more work than others, what tasks to be prioritized, and who needs more help.
Awork aims to maximize a team leader’s function by offering the most effective ways of managing workers. With the ability to control and monitor each member’s productivity status, there will be no hindrance to the success of the team. At the moment, the platform has a premium and an enterprise subscription priced at €10.99 and €15.99, respectively.
YouTube: Awork overview video with commentary in German
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