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How to prevent the dreaded app overload: Five easy steps to freedom


Ever find yourself juggling an excessive number of apps that make your digital workspace feel like three-ring circus?

You are not alone.

Despite the plethora of digital tools available, many of us struggle to navigate through the clutter, which, ironically, hinders productivity.

Imagine this: You’re on the brink of sending out a crucial report, but instead of the walk-in-the-park process the digital world promises, you find yourself lost in a corn maze of apps, from messaging platforms to collaborative document tools. It’s like being stuck in a digital labyrinth—and not the fun kind.

And don’t even get us started on video conferencing as a productivity booster. More often than not, meetings turn out to be unproductive, so it isn’t always the solution.

How can you and your staff regain control over your digital workspaces? Here are five practical steps to declutter your apps and boost productivity:

  1. Evaluate Your Essentials: Identify the core tools essential to your workflow. Trim down your communication channels to focus on platforms that genuinely contribute to your work.
  2. Unify Functions: Seek tools that offer multiple functions. Combining platforms can significantly reduce the number of apps you need to juggle daily.
  3. Establish Clear Communication Guidelines: Define guidelines for team communication. Clearly outline when to use specific tools to minimize unnecessary back-and-forthing (no, that isn’t a word, but you know what we mean!).
  4. Complete Regular Digital Spring Cleaning: Just as you tidy up your physical space, routinely review your digital tools. Eliminate apps that no longer serve a purpose or contribute to your efficiency.
  5. Ensure Proper Training and Onboarding: Ensure your team is well-versed in chosen tools. Proper training can prevent confusion, ensuring no one gets lost in the digital wilderness.

Bonus pro tip: Hire a pro. Consider bringing in a digital strategist. Hiring someone with expertise in streamlining digital workflows could help your team shift into the next gear. They can assess your needs, recommend tailored solutions and guide your team towards a more organized and efficient digital space.

Think of it as a smart investment.

If you want some help decluttering your digital landscape, drop us a line. We can do that!