An average employee receives 124 emails per day (that’s about 620 emails per week) but only 40 of those are for business communication that need an urgent response. It means at least 2.5 hours is spent sorting through email – adding up to a 25% loss in productivity.
Now, here comes Microsoft Planner from Microsoft Teams. Working as an add-on or a standalone app, it is a simple yet powerful project management tool that features a Kanban-style, card-based interface. When used as a centralized hub, it can eliminate company emails by converting them to tasks for you and your team. Project management and team collaboration have never been this easy!
Let’s take a closer look at how your organization can benefit from this handy, lightweight Microsoft 365 application.
Buckets allow you to sort tasks in an organized manner. This lets you create cards assigned to specific users that can be grabbed at will by any team member. Customize buckets to suit project or team requirements and arrange them in columns so it is easier to view them and manage tasks all at once.
This color-coding system is a neat little trick to group each task depending on your preferred category system. There are six colored labels you can use to indicate priority level, project theme, assigned user, deadlines, etc.