A team is not a group of people who just work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other driven by a shared purpose and a leader is the one who effectively guides them through it all.
Find out about how KanBo will help you to lead a team and how it captures the essence of leadership with the following features.
Transparency builds trust
When it comes to purpose-driven teams, trust is the most important ingredient in the recipe for success. KanBo’s MyBoard leverages transparency to build and maintain trust for improved coordination.
The MyBoard is a part of KanBo where employees can organize their own workload, so it meets their current priorities. Not only does it serve as employees’ personal space to prioritize and organize work, it also helps leaders get a 360 degree view of work with full transparency. KanBo lets them see the current status of the employee with one click through their MyBoard. If the employee is occupied or free for work to be assigned, MyBoard lets you know it all.
Sharing MyBoards - Employees can also share their MyBoard with others to ensure better visibility of work and improve coordination within teams. The sharing of MyBoards can be enabled for all KanBo users in the entire organization by default, by some rules (i.e. based on Active Directory Manager Property) or by the employees themselves.
Shareable Board Collections
Build structures that help your team view and navigate information around work
Board Collections are a simple way of organizing Boards into Board Groups and establishing a consistent structure of related information that will help you to navigate and focus on your priorities.
The ability to share Board Collections in KanBo makes them extremely handy to create certain views on the organization and share it with other employees so everyone has access to the same structure of information. For example, you can put together the relevant Boards for a department and share it with the employees of that department to make sure you and they work with the same information structure.
When there are changes i.e. new Boards get created, you can easily add these new Boards or even change the structure of the Board Collection to align everyone’s common understanding. All your changes will be distributed in real time to all people that have access to it.
You can even make these board collections public. For example, you could build an organization-wide knowledge base by turning KanBo Boards that contain knowledge around a certain topic into a board collection. By making the Board Collection public your entire organization can profit from a perfectly structured source of wisdom managed by subject matter experts.
Flight Levels of Work
Adjust hierarchies of work layers on the fly
KanBo has a generic system of hierarchy levels that can be applied to represent any structure i.e. a strategy broken down in initiatives, projects, work packages and tasks. These hierarchies let you manage the amount of detail you wish to view. Here is the basic hierarchy to get you started:
- Boards Level At the highest level there are the Board Collections. They consist of Board Groups, which contain Boards. Each Board can be contained by many Board Groups and consequently by many Board Collections.
- Cards Level Going deeper into a Board you will find Board Lists. On Board Lists there are Cards.
- Sub-Cards Inside of Cards there are Sub-Cards that can exist in the same Board or also in other Boards.
- Beyond Sub-Cards As you would expect a Sub-Card can have another set of Sub-Cards and so on.
You can build your own “Flight Levels” (hierarchies) according to your business needs and restructure them whenever you think you need to keep up with the changes. The higher you “fly”, you have more of an overview with fewer details. The lower you “fly”, you can see more details but no longer the entire landscape. On each level KanBo uses different aggregation mechanisms to consolidate and display information in the most intuitive way. Have a good flight!