Fingertip for Teams – The easy way to lead
Fingertip is the only provider offering the complete leadership app, delivering everything you need to lead with an intuitive, engaging experience with Microsoft Teams©. It is a new business workspace in Microsoft Teams that provides decision making, objectives setting, meetings management, business planning, and more.
Fingertip is the system of record for organizational leadership. It is the just-in-time digital solution for facilitating decision making, objective-oriented productivity and value-creating collaboration – manifesting in an intuitive business leadership system built for the Microsoft Teams.
For an individual knowledge worker, Fingertip offers structure in the short and long term, as well as a bird’s eye view to their nearby colleagues’ workflows. It gives confidence to start and finish creative project work at any level of the organization.
To learn more about the philosophy and the way Fingertip works, check out our free whitepaper! It is the best decision you can do to start improving digital leadership in your organization!
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Complete work efficiently with Tasks
One clear use of technology-assisted leadership is team tasks, which quantify and provide visibility to the activities of single employees in a granular level.
Often in leadership situations, however, the tasks are appointed to people by someone else. The leader would like to have a simple and clear view of the given tasks and how they are progressing. This is often handled in companies using a separate spreadsheet, adding extra reporting for the benefit of the leader, at the cost of the employee.
To avoid this double information entry, mistakes in synchronization, and employee frustration, Fingertip provides a central storing of tasks on top of the Microsoft Planner architecture. This way employees can use their natural tools and ready-made integrations of tasks across the whole Microsoft stack, while leaders get the simple and coherent view to progress.
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Lead projects and strategies with Plans
No matter the size of a company, everyone has a plan. The core plan of the company is often referred to as the strategy, which is divided into multiple hierarchical plans.
The core function of leadership is to make sure that the expectation of the plan is understood. The scope changes, and focus points and priorities need to be communicated to the rest of the company to ensure alignment of individual team activities.
A Fingertip Plan integrates with a user’s natural use case. The Plans are hierarchical, so it is easy for the leaders to create a portfolio view of their need, whether it is the company development portfolio or an entire strategy. Whatever goes on at the level of daily tasks is automatically visible to the leaders without any additional reporting, making it easy for the leaders to see the progress and act in the case of deviations.
Furthermore, as the Plan object is part of the Microsoft Teams experience, the user does not need to leave their natural working context to report progress. The same personal work queue or Plan in the Team’s tab reports the progress all the way to the master Plan of strategy.
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Increase strategic alignment with Objectives
Objectives are the key for a successful leadership team. Objectives provide measurable information as to whether organizational plans are on the right track, and if we are seeing the expected results.
Fingertip App provides support for goal setting and tracking on all levels of the company – from high level KPIs to the individual OKR goals of each employee. The unique aspect of Fingertip is that objectives can be linked to multiple business objects. It enables following the goals perspective to work context showing the business outcome of any plan, project, task or even a decision at hand.
Following the Objective provides vital information for individuals, project teams, and the company leadership team to know whether the current plan is taking us towards the set goal. It reveals the need for adjusting the direction and making new decisions for changing the course and ensuring the grounds for success.
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Make the right Decisions
Decision-making is the key for effective leadership. Much of the leadership team’s work should be decision-making, enabling the rest of the company to work efficiently towards a common goal.
However, it is not only the leadership team that has to be involved with the decision-making. Most of the time the true intelligence lies within the organization. Therefore, it is important to have a system that supports Social Decision Making.
Fingertip’s Decision object comes with a built-in life cycle with a deadline that also supports putting the decision into action. Once the final proposal has been accepted, and commitment is secure, the next steps can be planned right from within the Decision item.
Fingertip provides an end-to-end solution for Social Decision Making and a transparent decision log for everyone to stay up to date on the decisions that are important to their work. It documents what was decided, when, by whom, and what was discussed then and there. All the roles are also transparently shared according to the ARI model.
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Practice productive Meetings
Let’s face it, meetings have become the leadership system for white-collar work. The same way as blue-collar work is structured into processes that guide the daily work, much of the leadership structure is organized as a set of meetings.
Fingertip provides a Microsoft Teams integrated solution for managing the Meeting agenda, handling the Meeting process, and an opportunity to connect the Meeting to a plan whether it is the annual clock of leadership meetings or a development project.
What makes Fingertip’s solution unique is that the organizer and the team can build the agenda together beforehand, linking the required Fingertip objects right on the agenda. The sent Outlook calendar invitation contains access to the interactive agenda, and it is easy to prepare for the meeting beforehand without preparing a separate PowerPoint presentation.
On some occasions, the requested Meeting can be held without the face-to-face meeting all together. As the agenda guides the participant to take required action on its own. Requested decisions are made and follow-up tasks assigned asynchronously inside Microsoft Teams and followed through via Fingertip business object lifecycle.