As of July 2019, Monday.com had 80 000 organisations as customers and raising a lot of money in funding with the last one being $150 million. Not bad for a start-up! With the work-from-home culture that many companies are sticking to – thanks to COVID-19 – the worth of this company is only set to increase.
But what is the popularity behind Monday.com?
For those of you who don’t know, Monday.com is an online tool that allows you to manage your workflows. It is particularly useful for remote teams to manage their deliverables as, because it is online, people can access it wherever they are, provided that there is a stable Internet connection. Also, it seamlessly integrates with tools – such as Outlook – so that employees can use Monday.com in conjunction with tools that they are already familiar with.
How Does Monday.com Work?
According to the platform’s help centre, when you log into Monday.com, the first thing that you’ll be asked to do is to create your first board. (This visual method of project planning is called the Kanban system – in project management lingo – however, you don’t need to know anything about project management to use Monday.com effectively.)
A board represents projects or the things that you need to do in your organisation. On your particular board, you can insert several columns so that you can customise the particular workflow for that project.
So, for example, if you own a content creation agency where your main focus is delivering written content for company’s blogs, your process flow could look something like this:
- Get briefed by the client.
- Assign blogs to various writers who have a specific time in which to complete these articles.
- Receive the blogs back from the writers and send the blogs to the editor who, again, has a specific period in which to edit them.
- Send the edited blogs back to the client.
- If changes need to be made, the blogs will be sent back to the writer until the client is happy.
On your board, you will have columns for the people who are responsible for various tasks, one which shows the status of a task as well as another to upload any documentation that is relevant to the particular task.
This means that your Monday.com board becomes a repository for all documentation that is relevant to a task and you are also able to see the history of tasks so that should something go wrong, you can very easily refer back to what happened.
Are There Any Drawbacks?
The only downside to Monday.com is that it can be quite a complex system to learn and employees may kick back on having to learn the system when email and the good-old-fashioned diary works just as well. However, to get around this what you can do is hire a technologist who can build the boards for you and train your staff so that you can get the most out of the software with the least amount of hassle.
So, if you need a project management solution in your business, Monday.com is a very good option to go for!