The tools you use to get work done are incredibly personal.
There is no one-size-fits-all and, ultimately, it's important that you have a system in place that works.
Having said that, when new ways to engage with a tool are released and implemented well, the added flexibility can massively improve your workflow.
I use Todoist for my personal productivity system, and they've just added Kanban Boards as a new powerful way to engage with projects.
To celebrate, here are three new ways you might want to work in projects using the new view.
A project often involves work that you're completing and some steps that you need other people to do.
Now, you can arrange that visually, so you're always clear what's your responsibility, and what you need someone else to do, even if they're not on Todoist.
One step beyond this is a 'Team Responsibilities' board.
Working with a team and want to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks? In teams I've worked in before, we've had complex colour-coded spreadsheets to work this out. However, they're difficult to edit and maintain, and they're not right next to your to-do lists.
If you are working together with multiple team members in Todoist, you could set up a project to clearly define roles and responsibilities.
This would be especially good if responsibilities change over time e.g. Imran is looking after the shared inbox this month, in the example below.
If you're a to-do list aficionado, then you probably spend a lot of time thinking about the 'next action' - the smallest possible step you can take to move a project forward.
Complete enough of these small steps and you're making great progress.
However, sometimes it's easy to get lost in the detail and realise you haven't zoomed out and looked at your big goals for a while.
Set up a board to track your big goals by month.
It's a great way to see that all that progress is adding up, and it's not far from those detailed lists when you need to get back into focus mode.
Do you use Todoist?
Or another app that allows flexibility of how you view you projects?
There might be some good ways to visualise your goals, projects and tasks.
Let me know how you get on!