For work crews and project managers, keeping things on schedule and enabling clear communication is necessary. Otherwise, there’s chaos and inefficiency. However, it’s often challenging for supervisors to see all the high-level information they need while also quickly passing schedule changes, job details, and other information to individual crew members.
Teamup can be used to manage crew scheduling in a more efficient way. Here’s a crew scheduling scenario:
A contractor uses multiple sub-contractors (crews) to perform work. The work is scheduled by one person (dispatch). There are multiple crews working for multiple project managers (PMs). The contractor would like for the crews to be able to view only their scheduled jobs, PMs to view all of their scheduled jobs for the crews they oversee, and for other individuals (sales, office, etc.) to be able to view and filter the scheduled jobs on the calendar according to what they need to do.
Teamup provides the customization and features needed to manage crew schedules efficiently and accurately.
1. Color-coded sub-calendars and folder organization
Customize your entire calendar setup with color-coded sub-calendars. You can assign one sub-calendar to each individual, to each crew, to each PM, or to other individuals, teams, groups, or projects. With 48 color choices, it’s easy to assign different colors so people can see who’s doing what with a single glance.
- Use folders to organize your sub-calendars in the way that makes sense. You can organize by work role, as in the example above: all crew sub-calendars are in a Crew folder. All project manager sub-calendars are in a PM folder. And the sales team has their own Sales folder, with sub-calendars for the individual sales people.
Sub-calendars can be activated, deactivated, modified, reorganized, or deleted by the calendar administrator as needed. Folders can be nested for multiple layers of organization.
2. Nine different calendar views
The Scheduler view, shown below, is one of nine different calendar view options. The standard calendar views are available: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly. You can also work with customized List and Agenda views, set the number of days you want in Multi-Day view and set a custom number of weeks to show in Multi-Week view.
The Scheduler view shows each sub-calendar in its own column, one day at a time.
- Use the Scheduler view to see all the day’s tasks, activities, and events side-by-side. For managing multiple crews and individuals, this makes it easy to quickly see double-booking, overlapping schedules, open slots, and unplanned time blocks.
Use drag-and-drop capabilities to rearrange events to different times or to assign them to different sub-calendars.
3. Unique calendar links with customized access permissions
With Teamup, you can provide calendar access to individuals or groups via unique, customized calendar links. Each calendar link can be used by one person or by an entire group. You can name calendar links to reflect who is using them.
The most powerful part of sub-calendar links is the amount of customized control you have, in two important ways:
- you control which sub-calendars are included in each calendar link
- you control which level of access permission is assigned to each sub-calendar included
For example, you can create a unique calendar link for Crew 1 and include only the Crew 1 sub-calendar in it. Although the master calendar contains many other sub-calendars, Crew 1 will only see their own sub-calendar. In the view below, you can see two different calendar links in use:
- Crew 1 sees their sub-calendar only (in green).
- Crew 2 sees their sub-calendar only (in blue).
- Use calendar links to set the level of permission that you give each individual or group. You can assign a different level of permission to each sub-calendar included in a calendar link. Or you can set one level of access permission for all the sub-calendars you include.
There are nine different levels of access permission, from read-only (which lets users view the calendar events, but not make any changes) to full modify permission (which lets users add, modify, or delete calendar events).