Tasks are one of the most under-utilized features of iRestore. The “Task” feature within iRestore allows you to assign specific tasks and detail responsibilities at the job level. The universal “Task” icon provides everyone in the company with a trackable and easy to manage a task list.
1. To create a new task for a job, simply hit the Task Icon from the Job Detail Screen. – Assign a team member and add the detail and/or instructions – Notify the team member of the assignment with a click of a button
2. Team members can provide task updates in real-time from all platforms, including their phones.
3. Individuals have easy access to their complete task lists from all platforms.
4. As tasks are updated and completed, iRestore manages and stores your task lists per job along with its corresponding notes.
There are lots of moving parts in our restoration companies. For our operations to run smoothly, it is critical for everyone to know and execute their roles and responsibilities. It is equally important that there are accountabilities in place. There are many tools that allow us to operate with clearly communicated expectations: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), best practices, policies, job descriptions, and the list goes on.
On jobs, it is important that all job-related tasks are executed with appropriate attention to detail. Tasks necessary to execute a given scope of work should be assigned to a person who will ultimately be responsible for the execution and accountable to the organization and its purpose.
Your iRestore package comes complete with a robust inventory management system. With iRestore it is easy to scan, track, maintain records, and keep up on reporting. Chief Operating Officer of Berks • Fire • Water Restorations, Inc.℠, Lisa Lavender, discusses this hot topic in her Restoration & Remediation article “Restoring Success: What’s Your Inventory Control Solution?” She explains, “A frustration shared by many restorers is inventory control. You wake up one morning and all the extension cords are gone, an air mover goes missing, or a dehumidifier gets left on a job site. How does this happen? This topic gets the blood boiling within every manager and owner that I encounter.”
Pictures, documentation, accurate and thorough measurements, and moisture readings are a few of the key ingredients to successfully managing your restoration company’s job files. iRestore allows technicians and managers to collect critical job information and manage it to everyone’s expectations by giving you the tools to efficiently hold the team accountable.
In Douglas Satterfield’s article, entitled “Leadership: Inspect What You Expect,” he says: “That‘s when I learned about the concept of inspect what you expect and its linkage to the human motivation factor. Telling people to do something is only a small part of a military leader’s responsibility, following up on it and checking to ensure what you’ve asked for is actually done is just as important.”
We agree, Douglas, and with iRestore we try to make this process easier. Check it out for yourself here.