Best practices for ensuring top-notch collaboration with your whole team.
One of the hallmark features of Trello is that it’s really easy to collaborate and work with others. Whether it’s co-workers, a spouse, or some friends, Trello boards give everyone a shared perspective. You can view everything you need and access all of the information in one place. That’s right: never get lost in an annoying email chain again. You can thank us later.
A productive team often has a great leader. If you are that leader, the board creator and visionary, share your outlook with your fellow band of merry board members so that everyone has a common goal and sense of direction:
Collaboration often leads to great discussion around the work getting done, constructive feedback, and (deserved!) congratulations on a job well done. Here are some quick tips to get the dialogue going:
The funny thing about effective collaboration is that sometimes less can mean much more. When everyone knows what’s being done without needing to ask, time is saved for all involved. Here are some effective ways to spread the good word on your work:
#TrelloTips: Make sure that no important due dates get lost on a long list. If a list has cards with due dates, click the list’s menu icon and select “Sort by Date” to surface all of the cards with due dates on them.
Here’s a common scenario: You’re the board maestro orchestrating collaborative masterpieces. You always want to be in the know on all the board’s activity so you add yourself to cards left and right. Hold on a minute, Mozart—there’s a better way.
The trouble with adding your avatar to cards for which you are not directly responsible is that it could remove the clarity of others having the ability to see in a glance who is working on what. Instead, you may want to try just subscribing to cards to receive all of those same, juicy notifications.
In fact, you can even subscribe to individual lists or an entire Trello board, which can be a real productivity enhancer for some workflows.
Make sure that communication across different apps doesn’t become siloed with Power-Ups. Connect the apps and services that you rely on, like Google Drive or Salesforce, to your Trello boards to bring the information you need right into your workflow.
For example, the Slack Power-Up let’s you attach key conversations to Trello cards so that you can turn talk into an action item. Plus, you can also send Trello cards to Slack to kick off a brainstorm session, or get Slack alerts from actions in Trello for the items that matter to your team the most.
This not only saves time and prevents context switching, but also turns Trello into your custom productivity hub.
There you have it, the keys to the collaboration kingdom. Now it’s time to expand your domain!