Google Apps is designed for secure sharing and collaborations. Many users, however, still rely on the back-and-forth of email to get their work done. Here is the 2nd of 5 other ways to collaborate in Google Apps.
Collaborate via Calendar
Google Calendar is good for more than just setting appointments. Create a calendar for a project and share it with team members. You can now track meetings, events, and project deadlines. Adding member names to entries helps track responsibility and expectations; color coding helps flag priorities.
Team members can also create a task list on the side of the calendar. Members can check-off completed tasks, making it easy for teammates and project leaders to get a sense of project status at-a-glance.
Need a way to track issues that come up each day? Have team members add issues as “all day” events, colored in red. Fellow team members can see critical issues at a glance, each time they check the calendar.
Helping your team understand and use Calendar in more advanced ways can improve team productivity. Both of our self-paced Google Apps training solutions step people through the process. Contact us to learn more about Boost eLearning and Synergyse.