There’s never enough time in the day. And when your members and coworkers are all vying for your attention, every lost minute can tank your productivity.
That’s why automation exists. And why the potential of artificial intelligence is capturing the minds of every tech company and consumer there is. But we haven’t reached the point of robot butlers and (trustworthy) driverless cars just yet.
Since we’re not quite there yet, let’s dive right into the productivity tips.
How to Become a Master of Productivity
Unfortunately, you’re probably left to your own devices. No robot butler for you. But there’s plenty of help out there from the following:
- Your association staff
- Technology, like your association management software
- Or time management guides for association leaders
As much as we’d like to think Protech’s time management hacks are the magic piece to the productivity puzzle, it’s really the tools your association has at its disposal which help you make the most of your work day.
How do you rise above the rest?
So, on behalf of your members, here are a few lessons you need to learn before becoming a productivity guru.
According to a Qualtrics report, Americans think they’re 11 percent more productive than the average person. While it’s cool to think you’re productive, you might actually settle in close to the middle.
When you sit down at your desk every day, fire up your trusty PC and pull up your web browser, you’re probably missing out on a few nifty ways to increase your productivity.
#1 – Don’t Miss a Beat with Automated Workflows
Wouldn’t it be nice if a hot coffee was waiting on your nightstand the second your alarm rang? Or if your dishwasher managed to load and unload itself?
That’s what it’s like to have workflows established in Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Once they’re set up, automated workflows save you a step by triggering pre-determined, predictable activities in your everyday business routines.
# 2 – Hands-Off Approach to Marketing
Is your association’s marketing department a skeleton crew, or a hodgepodge of staffers who share your various marketing duties? Or maybe, it’s just a group with too much on their plate already.
Between email newsletters, outreach to prospective members, assisting with event promotion and more, it would be nice to save them a step now and again.
By setting up dynamic marketing lists, you never have to worry about manually adding members to marketing lists again (unless, of course, you want to for some odd reason).
#3 – Harness the Power of Dashboards & Advanced Finds
The small stuff. It’s what turns a regular association leader into a productivity superhero.
Make use of Microsoft Dynamics 365’s data visualization tools to easily track unpaid member dues, product sales, meeting registrations and beyond!
Or, take advantage of advanced finds to create saved views for easily accessing frequently needed information.
There are plenty of ways to maximize your productivity, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 has them in spades. And hey, did we mention our association management software is built on the Microsoft platform?
Sure, some of these time-saving techniques take a little extra time to set up, but your return on time invested will be abundant.
Want to learn more? Request a demo of Alliance by Protech to find out how you can be the most productive association leader as far as the eye can see.