Discovering task management in Glip
When a coworker in another department introduced Candice to the Glip messaging and collaboration app, he was more interested in the tool for communication. But Candice discovered other ways Glip could improve her team’s workflow.
“I realized I could organize and track a complex project, involving several people, in one place,” she says. “Even though my flyer production team is all over the company, we work together easily through Glip. I can assign tasks to each person with deadlines and keep the project moving. When I finish my flyer draft, I just mark that task complete, which everyone on the project can see, and then it moves to my proofreading teammate. When she’s done, she marks her task complete, and on it goes to printing.”
Glip makes it easier for Candice and her team to manage these complex flyer-production projects in many ways. “We even make full use of the color-coding feature in Glip,” she says. “Our spring shoots are totally different from our fall shoots, which can make things really confusing. But we color code everything in Glip, so we’re able to keep it all straight.”
“Another great thing about using Glip is that if I make an update—like changing a completed task to incomplete, because someone asked me for a last-minute change—Glip lets everyone know the project is still open, and what the new due date is. So it’s also great for accountability and record keeping.”
A perfect record: the biggest benefit to Candice and her team.
Glip has helped Candice communicate with her team and other departments more easily than ever. “It’s great for working with our customer service team,” she says, “because if they have someone on the line with a question that I can answer, they can just Glip me in real time.”
And clearly, Glip has helped Candice more effectively manage the highly complex flyer production projects she’s in charge of.
But because Glip has been so helpful in letting Candice and her team get organized, track tasks, and keep each other accountable, it has provided a benefit Candice herself wasn’t expecting:
“Since our team started using Glip, we’ve had ZERO mistakes.” For a perfectionist, that’s pretty cool.