How to Delegate Tasks and Manage Your Team with Trello
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Yesterday was a banana bonkers productive day at LCC. Personally, I woke up, hit the gym, did my makeup, drove to my fave bubble tea shop, and cranked out 6 tasks on my to-do list before 2pm. Needless to say, Type-A Alex was out in full form.
But that's not all. Team LCC rocked it out yesterday too. We collectively checked off 27 to-do list items and finished the day feeling like freaking superheroes.
And it's all because of Trello.
Seriously, Trello is like my boyfriend- it treats me right and then I run to my girlfriends (that's you!) to tell them all about how amazing it is.
But for real though, yesterday was the first day I implemented Trello for my team and I ain't never lookin' back.
(Hang tight 'til the end of this post because I'm giving you my team Trello board fo' free!)
How I use Trello to manage and delegate tasks to my team
Being a kickass boss doesn't have to complicated or full of random moving pieces to make your team work like a well-oiled machine. Nope nope. It just takes 2 things working harmony together: steady management and a clear delegation process.
Using Trello to Delegate Tasks:
1) Brain dump Tasks
At the beginning of the week, I take a look at what tasks need to be completed to work towards my weekly goal. I'll brain dump all those tasks into individual cards in Trello and add checklists, etc so it's clear what exactly needs to get done.
2) Assign Tasks to Team Members
From there, I'll assign cards to the individual team members that those tasks directly correlate to, (For instance, a card titled "Create Marketing Plan for Launch" would be delegated to my marketing gal.) adding due dates and any notes or instruction to the card.
3) Automating Team Communication
Trello automatically notifies my team members when I add them to a card so there's no need for extra communication on my end once a task has been assigned to them.
Pretty damn cool.
Managing Your Team with Trello:
1) Weekly Touch-bases
Although my team gets notifications from Trello about tasks they are assigned, I still hold weekly touch-bases via Voxer with team members to go over any questions and explain the goals for each week.
2) Team Communication
Then, within Trello, I can communicate with my team via comments on individual tasks as well as we can send files (i.e. when a blog post has been written, my team member can upload it to that tasks card so that I can grab it directly from there to format and post on my blog!)
Another thing that makes Trello A-freaking-MAZING for managing my team is that I have all team members tasks on one board. This means that I can see my entire teams progress at a single glance AND other team members can hold each other accountable because everyone can see each other's progress as well!
This process is as smooth as room temperature butter on a pancake.
Okay, now to good stuff: The-Magic-Board-That-Will-Make-All-This-Happen-In-Real-Life-For-You.
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