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A Tool to Efficiently Manage Your Team’s Workload 

By November 12, 2020Blog

At times, it can feel like the work never stops. Incoming emails requesting work are stuffing your inbox, field teams are finding out tasks require even more tasks to be assigned to complete work orders, and an outage just caused your already scheduled day to unravel as you hastily move things around 

 Who exactly is on rest? Who took PTO? No wonder your hair is a mess, and you just took a drink of the four-hour old coffee still on your desk from a previously well-thought-out morning. 

 Seem familiar? We’ve all been there. 

Workload management can become overwhelming in an instant without the proper tools at one’s disposal. Workforce and workload management software have taken us from the dark ages of whiteboards and spreadsheets to a world made of efficient work and workload distribution, allocation, and full visibility. The right workload management software will balance jobs with crews who have the perfect skillsets for the work, speeds up completion times, keeps teams organized and happy, and gives more hours back to your day. 

Sound too good to be true? 

Intelligent Workload Management 

Workload management’s goal is to boost efficiency in assigning current work while having a clear view and process in place to handle additional work as it arrives. It matches skillsets to tasks, with complete knowledge of who is available to work, when, and the teams closest to the trouble. An intelligent workload management tool like ARCOS Mobile Workbench can do all that thinking for you. It’s even tied together to other legacy systems an organization uses, so it creates one centralized source of truth and place to turn to sort and prioritize work, workloads, and the workforce who will complete the work tickets. 

A workload management tool should also empower employees and managers by providing visibility of resource allocation. ARCOS Mobile Workbench does just that, and since it records every action for reports and planning purposes, you have the peace of mind of total recall. When you can eliminate worry and stress, employees and crew teams become more confident, effective, and ultimately more productive. 

Workload Management is Essential 

Although it’s a fantastic concept, we don’t have 27 hours in a day; however, if you want to gain back some of the 24 you do have, automated workload management software can get you there. It’s almost like buying a watch that runs backward. Well, not exactly, but is an essential step in  

  • Cutting down the time it takes to research and make work and work assignment decisions. 
  • Seeing the whole picture of resources available so you can pivot in an instant. 
  • Sending tasks and tickets based on employee capabilities or capacity, which increases the speed of completion times. 
  • Foreseeing problems through the historical reporting of teams’ repetition, work patterns, and the time it takes to get jobs completed. 

Leveraging a workload management tool builds a critical foundation offering full visibility and advanced resource allocation for any organization. And it’s not too good to be true. It’s here now. If you would like to find out more, contact ARCOS at the linkhere. We would be glad to help you increase efficiency and productivity through effective workforce and workload management. 

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