As an executive assistant, it’s imperative to have a tool at your disposal that can efficiently and effectively manage workflow processes and productivity. Trello and Monday are some of the big names when it comes to managing and organizing workflow. Both platforms offer their own unique benefits, though the Trello app has a few key features that make it a little more desirable than Monday.
Ultimately, what’s best for you comes down to which platform meets your needs. Executive assistants often have to manage and juggle a variety of tasks and duties at once. This makes organizing workflow, deadlines, and responsibilities a necessity for executive assistants. With this in mind, consider how each platform streamlines processes and increases productivity.
About the Monday App and Platform
Monday is a cloud-based platform that serves as an all-in-one digital workplace. Designed specifically for teams and collaboration, this platform is ideal for managing pipelines, deadlines, portfolios, projects, etc. Essentially, this platform serves to benefit most teams who have taken the majority of their work and communication digital. All information is synced into a single accessible location and ensures that workflow is streamlined. So, let’s talk about the benefits of Monday.
Like the Trello app, Monday features customizable automation that streamlines workflow processes. This includes the necessities of being able to notify your team/executive of a status update, moving tasks along a workflow, and much more. There are a variety of systems built into the software which ensure that no manual entry errors occur. This allows executive assistants to focus more on the tasks at hand rather than repetitive ones.
Monday makes it easier for those who operate in a team-based setting to collaborate. Granted, this may not be a necessity for executive assistants. But the software does make it easy for you to update statuses, assign tasks, and track progress for open projects. Rather than communicating through insanely long threads on email, Slack, or WhatsApp, you can communicate directly next to the relevant task on the platform. Searching for projects and tasks is made simple with Monday.
Monitoring & Reporting Analytics
Monday allows users to take advantage of embedded dashboards and high-level overviews to gather data regarding your team’s performance and make data-driven decisions. Monday helps users gauge workload capacity, campaign performance, and even sales metrics per representative. Drag-and-drop dashboards even allow users to embed graphs and charts directly in the team’s workspace.
What is Trello
Trello was created a year before Monday and was essentially Monday before Monday. Trello offers everything that Monday does including some unique features that make the platform an easy-to-use tool for all industries and niches rather than the typical sales and creative teams that Monday focuses on accommodating. In essence, Trello is an all-in-one platform that offers an array of benefits including and even beyond those of Monday.
Offers a Mobile App
As an executive assistant, you may find yourself constantly on the go. This can make managing tasks and workflow impossible to do on a computer. Luckily, Trello offers a mobile app that allows executive assistants to manage and monitor their tasks throughout the day. The capabilities and functionality of the app are pretty much identical to what you can accomplish through the desktop version. What executive assistant wouldn’t want to be able to track their tasks from anywhere at any time?
Trello is a great fit for executive assistants who work with other employees. With Trello, team members can be added to boards, assigned to tasks within a card, and are notified of any activity they are included in. This functionality can also be used to alert your executive of anything you may need from them, and vice versa. Trello has perfected communication with their notification system and users’ ability to tag collaborators.
Personal Task Management
With Trello, executive assistants can easily manage multiple projects at once. Users can view, update, and make changes to any task, all at the click of the button. This can all be done from a desktop, tablet, or smartphone. There are several ways to view projects, all depending on your preferences and your role within the company.
Which Platform Is Best for Executive Assistants
While Monday offers many unique collaborative features, the platform is essentially designed for large teams within the sales/creative industry. Trello’s applications can be used for teams large and small, within any industry, and offers all of the benefits of Monday in addition to some of Trello’s very own distinct features. To learn more about Trello, check out ASAP’s article on 5 Reasons Why Executive Assistants Love to Use Trello.