As a manager, you may be pulled in a million directions. Tasks need to be completed, and you should be able to delegate them to a happy, healthy team.

Using the tools shared below you can build a successful, effective team that is supported even as it grows.

1. I Done This

As a business, your to-do list is probably a million miles long. When you are in control of dozens or even hundreds of people, it can be difficult to check in with every single person to make sure tasks are getting done effectively.


I Done This helps you understand all the tasks that are done, being worked on, and (most importantly) tasks that are being blocked for some reason.

When you understand where those hold-ups are, you can effectively manage your time as a manager, and work with those people who are having a difficult time getting their tasks done. Your team checks in daily with what they are doing, and you can get robust reports on what’s happening with your team as a manager.

Pricing: Starting at $12.50 per user/month paid monthly or $9 per user/month paid annually.

2. Happster

Happster helps you create a wonderful working environment by valuing feedback, peer-to-peer rewards, and company knowledge.


Through our employee feedback tool, your employees can share their feedback about the company positive or negative, and they can also leave anonymous feedback.

Then your company employees can upvote feedback from their peers, so you can see where the priorities are for your employees. You can also reply to any feedback quickly, so you can become a more transparent workplace and move forward on getting things done that will make your company a better place to work.

Through our employee recognition tool, your employees can recognize each other through fun gifts and thoughtful messages, your employees can collect these recognitions as badges on their profile, and you can find your star employees. As a manager, you will have access to analytics so you can find the employees who are being recognized most often. You may be surprised who is taking the lead!

Lastly, through our community knowledge tool, you can create a living Q&A for your company that helps your employees find answers to questions fast and helps you identify training opportunities. Once you can see the analytics of the questions that are asked and where your employees don’t have answers, you can create the necessary training tools that help your employees succeed.

Pricing: $5 per user/month paid monthly or $4 per user/month paid annually.

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3. Kissflow

Wouldn’t it be great if you had an easy way to handle refunds, request visitor passes, or just handle employee onboarding?


Kissflow makes you sit down as a manager to come up with your company’s workflows. Once you have those workflows completed, your company employees can go through them each time they need to request time off, submit a purchase request, etc.

This means that you spend less time explaining company processes and your employees spend less time wondering about them. Kissflow can handle unlimited workflows which makes your company more effective.

Pricing: $9 per user/month with a minimum of 10 users; bulk pricing available for 100+ employees; special pricing available for education and not-for-profit organizations.

4. 1Password

Keeping up with company passwords can be a complete and utter pain.


From social media accounts, tools, and even company website log-ins you have probably collected a ton of usernames and passwords. You don’t want all of your usernames and passwords to be the same because that would not be great for company security.

1Password allows you to take the guesswork out of sharing company passwords. All your team members need to remember is their very own master password, then you can share the various passwords your company has with your employees. They can use 1Password with their web browsers through browser extensions and even apps on their phone quickly and easily.

Pricing: Starting at $3.99 per user/month, with special pricing available for education and not-for-profit organizations.

5. Gusto

Payroll doesn’t have to be a headache for your business.


Gusto takes all of the pain points of payroll and helps your company make it easier for you and your employees. Not only can Gusto handle payroll, but it can make your place of an employment a better place to work through adding benefits like insurance, 401(k)s, workers’ comp insurance, and even 529 college plans.

You can also manage things like W2s and 1099s from Gusto along with direct deposits, payroll in multiple states, off-cycle and bonus payrolls, and so much more.

Pricing: Starting at $39 base/month + $6 per user/month.


With the tools discussed today, you will be able to build a team of employees who get tasks done, provide valuable feedback to your company, and can easily work on their own without being confused on tasks that need to be done. As a manager, finding tools that work well for your employees can be a hassle, but we hope that these tools will help you become a more effective manager and employer.

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By | November 6th, 2017|Leadership|

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