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You’re amid a hundred things going on right now.

“We’re out of toilet paper in restroom 100-A,” comes over the radio.

Then, you hear another call.

“We need a wheelchair for a lady.”

It’s one after another.

You’re doing great too.

Your team is using the incident management and request tracking software seamlessly.

They’re a big part of the unified solution you use.

But, now it’s late into the event, and you forgot to reverse the escalators.

“Oh no, the escalators,” you shout as you hustle to tackle this series of tasks.

Why do these tasks always slip through the cracks?

It’s because you’re still writing them down and relying on your working memory!

You’ve got to stop, right?

And, you can.

There’s a way to manage these critical tasks with ease.

You can take control of your essential tasks the same way you’ve maximized your issue, incident, and customer request abilities.

Keep reading; this article is going to explain how to manage your operational tasks efficiently, and how to accomplish this using task management software.

We’ve got a lot to cover.

Let’s get started.

You’re getting ready for your early day.

It is business as usual.

But, today you are psyched because it is your youngest child’s 7th birthday.

You’ve been working on their party for weeks.

Your plan is to hit the ground running, get your tasks done, execute, and to be home before the first guest arrives at 4 p.m.

You made yourself a nice handwritten list of what your employees need to accomplish.

You spent the time making sure that everything is written down so that you could avoid forgetting something and being late for the birthday party.

That sounds like a great day to us.

You get all your stuff done, and your six-year-old will be excited that you are home in time.

But, as you’re walking back to your office following a quick meeting with your team, the unthinkable happens.

You reach into your pocket and find nothing.

While you were making your rounds, the checklist you created slipped out of your pocket.

You’re horrified!

You cannot recall where it could have fallen out.

You also know that you cannot leave until those vital tasks are set in motion and completed.

Of course, you know what to do, but there are a few things unique to today’s list that you thought should be handled a little differently.

You want to make sure to remind Jim (or was it Jeff?) not to forget that issue you had a couple of weeks ago.

But, now you cannot remember the specifics.

Your team is relying on you.

Your child is counting on you.

Do you feel that you failed them?

What went from a peaceful day to a stressful one has you scrambling to locate or remember all 24 items on your list.

This experience doesn’t resemble Proactive Operations.

Agree?

Let’s change it.

Eliminate this stress from your daily operation – and your life.

It’s time to manage all critical operational tasks using task management software.

That way you never have to miss or be late to another one of your children’s birthdays.

How does that sound?

“Jim!”

You scream for your operations manager.

“I got another call that the escalators are not working,” you shout.

He looks confused because the escalators are working fine.

“There is no problem with the escalators,” he responds with a perplexed look on his face.

“Well then, what’s the issue, why are they off?” you probe.

It looks like you caught Jim in the midst of a forgetful moment once again.

The escalators are working fine – he just forgot to turn them on this morning.

He’s a phenomenal operations manager.

There’s no question.

But, often times he does forget the daily tasks that need to get done.

Today is a perfect example.

His stuff slips through the cracks, and someone is always waiting for him.

It frustrates you.

Stuff needs to get done.

You also want the confidence knowing your team is performing well.

But, there’s a significant problem throughout your operation.

You’re relying on your team, especially Jim, to complete critical operational tasks using the methods they determine.

For example, writing their own to-dos on notepads, checklists, sticky notes, or whatever medium they decide today.

That’s not good.

You’ve got too much to get done today – it’s time to implement task management software.

Let’s get you managing these crucial tasks efficiently and effectively.

After making a four-hour trek from Bournemouth to Manchester, you would normally be tired.

Not today.

Your adrenaline is pumping as you approach Old Trafford for the Premier League matchup of Bournemouth and Manchester United.

You are a longtime football [soccer] fan, so Sunday’s don’t get any better than this.

“Grab your jersey and don’t forget the tickets,” you exclaim to your friend, Tim. He grunts. He realizes that he almost forget them, and then takes the two steps back to the car.

Tim is an old friend, and a Manchester United fan, but because he lost a friendly bet between the two of you, he is rooting for Bournemouth today. It makes today’s match that much more exciting for you, especially with a Bournemouth win.

“Here’s your ticket,” Tim says as you make your way to the entryway of the 75,000-seat stadium. Following a three minute wait, you are in the stadium! Excited, you and Tim head to the concessions to grab a beverage.

The stadium is filling up quickly.

You make it back to your seats and begin chanting with the rest of the crowd. You feel the excitement running through your body. The look on Tim’s face is priceless. He is smiling ear to ear even while wearing an opposing team’s jersey.

Today’s trip to the game was not cheap. So far, it has been worth every penny.

However, the excitement dispels quickly.

Are you charged with running events?

If so, you’re in the right place.

Today, we’re going to examine the various aspects of running an event.

Most important, we’re going to address it with the intention of achieving the ultimate goal – guest safety and experience.

That way, you can achieve your personal goal…peace of mind.

Wouldn’t you like peace of mind in knowing every one of your events is running smoothly?

After many years in the industry, we believe we’ve figured out the secret for ensuring an effective and efficient event operation.

Driving operational efficiency throughout your property can be accomplished using task management software.

You and your team’s ability to execute operational responsibilities will lead to a good looking and safe property.

It’ll also lead to your peace of mind.

From the opening of parking gates to reversing your escalators, the customer experience is always in mind.

How are you going to achieve efficiency and provide your guests with a memorable experience without it?

Whether you’re using an incident management system to handle suspicious persons or unruly patrons, or you’ve optimized your CMMS to ensure you can fix faulty equipment when it breaks or even before it breaks…it’s all about making sure your guests enjoy a safe experience at your property.

When you add task management software to your arsenal, you make sure everything that needs to get done – gets done.

  • Do you often find yourself and your team scrambling to get the gates opened?
  • Do you and your team forget to reverse the elevators?
  • Do you always have to be on top of your staff to make sure these tasks get done?

We’d bet one or more of these are a YES and it’s simply because you don’t have an automated system in place – yet.

As an effective leader, you must ensure important tasks are being completed efficiently but not by micromanaging your team!