Productivity software is a bit of an obsession here at Trail. We're a small, highly focused team, so tools that maximise our output are fundamental to who we are.
With cuts across the Hospitality sector — especially in Head Office—these tools could be game changing for hospitality too.
There are four main areas where tools can improve efficiency in the hospitality industry:
1. Site Performance
2. Simplifying processes
Here’s our take on these and some suggested tools below.
Having visibility over your sites performance will help you focus your attention where it’s needed the most. So you can allocate time and resources accordingly. And hit those goals. Don’t stop at Sales, Labour and Stock, you should be listing Customer Sentiment (NPS) and Compliance scores (from Trail of course).
Simple processes = more engaged staff. Any added complexity you introduce will detract from customer experience and sales.
Visual maps are a useful approach for eliminating unnecessary steps. You can even do it collaboratively while you’re in lockdown. Remember simplicity and usability are key. LucidChart has a nice blog post on how to create a process map, check it out!
Your team’s daily workload can be reduced by joining up systems. IFTTT and Zapier automate tasks. For example, triggering an alert when it’s raining or ensuring a marketing post is shared automatically, can help save time and unite your organisation.
These systems have become dependable and enterprise-grade in recent years. We use Zapier to power a range of integrations - check them out here.
Automating daily checks like equipment and environmental monitoring can keep the business safe, save time, and deliver preventative maintenance to save lost stock and avoid expensive equipment repairs. We partner with Infogrid, Koolzone, ETI and Klipspringer to name a few.
Part of the productivity battle is employee engagement. Empower your teams with the right tools and set up a robust framework so they can self-manage. A good tool manages then gets out of the way. This frees up managers to switch from chasing their teams to being able to support and coach them. Tools like Yapster also encourage team collaboration, building ‘social leadership’ and a strong work culture.
Productivity software is in the Trail DNA, so our team would be happy to talk to you about any of the areas above.
Teams can use Trail to improve productivity in all four of these categories. From simplifying daily tasks to monitoring performance, Trail acts as the central hub for getting work done.
Distractions are everywhere. Trail helps teams focus on what’s important.