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Four signs you need Work OS

Charlie Courtney
Charlie Courtney
6th January, 2023
Four signs you need Work OS
Charlie Courtney
Charlie Courtney
6th January, 2023
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I have to use way too many tools to do my job
I'm losing time in my working day and feeling less productive
I want more collaboration and fewer silos
I need more integrations for better efficiency

From tool overload to organisational silos, read on to find out how the world's ultimate Work OS,, can help make your everyday (work)life easier.

1. "I have to use way too many tools to do my job"

Tool fatigue isn't a new concept.

However today, perhaps more than ever, it's a very real one. With the global acceleration of hybrid and remote working over the past two to three years, there has been a proliferation of tools to accommodate our transition into an increasingly digital workplace.

While these tools have become essential in enabling us to communicate with friends and colleagues, collaborate on projects with people from the other side of the world, and help us manage our day-to-day tasks, many feel there are simply too many of them, and have become overwhelmed and burnt out by the number tools required to do their job.

If you've experienced this feeling of fatigue at some point, don't worry, you're not alone. 46% of the respondents in our Digital Etiquette: Reinventing Work Report indicated that they believe their organisation has too many tools/software requirements. As we continue to adapt and meet the needs of an ever-changing world, it's likely that these tool/software requirements are only going to increase.

This is where the Work OS comes into play. Empowering you and your teams to consolidate your existing tools into one central, easy-to-use platform, the Work OS seamlessly integrates your existing applications, including Slack, Asana, Trello, Google Drive, Gmail, Zendesk, Jira, Dropbox, Google Calendar, Excel and many, many more!

And while we're likely to continue seeing the introduction of more workplace tools to help make everyday business processes easier, are far from resting on their laurels, and are continually working to expand their integration capabilities. While you'll still be using all these tools, having them centralised in one workspace will significantly reduce the need for incessant context-switching and make your day-to-day use of these tools much more efficient.

2. "I'm losing time in my working day and feeling less productive"

Tool fatigue and context-switching go hand in hand.

Another common theme from the Digital Etiquette: Reinventing Work Report was centred around people feeling less productive during their working day, and a growing sense of inertia or time lost trying to find information needed to do their job. Over half (54%) of people told us they spend more than 30 minutes per day searching for the information they need to do their job.

How many times have you scoured your inbox trying to find an old email with crucial information, until you eventually forgot what you were looking for in the first place? Or how much time have you spent searching through Jira to find the most minute tidbit of information, that you should be able to access within seconds?

These common pain points are at the heart of the Work OS' fundamental philosophy - empowering productivity. Whether you're a marketer looking to manage your campaign more efficiently, a project manager looking for more oversight over the entire project lifecycle, or an IT/System Admin wanting to keep track of what systems are being used across your organisation, enables you to manage all of your work in one easy to use platform.

3. "I want more collaboration and fewer silos"

The rapid adoption of remote and hybrid working in recent years has given way to an increasingly isolated workforce.

Almost a third of workers feel lonely every day. This rises to nearly 40% for asynchronous workers (those who work and communicate without the requirement to be 'present' at the same moment).

Feelings of isolation and loneliness amongst the workforce are breeding grounds for organisational silos, leading to misalignment on everything from working patterns, to business goals and objectives.

While the Work OS isn't a substitute for the broader cultural, behavioural and communication challenges that need to be addressed to break down those silos, it can become a vital tool in your arsenal to help manage and tackle those issues head-on.

Use as your single source of truth, where you can establish shared goals, metrics and values and share them with everyone across your organisation. Encourage people to get involved to help nurture a collaborative environment by inviting people to add comments, provide feedback and share knowledge with your friends and colleagues.

4. "I need more integrations for better efficiency"

We use more tools now than ever before. However, not all of them are integrated as well as they should be for maximum efficiency. A lack of optimal integrations across your existing tool stack is one of the biggest drains on time and efficiency and a common source of frustration for your workforce.

The good news is,'s Work OS recognises the need to centralise as many of your integrations as possible.

For example, if you're looking to engage with external stakeholders, you need to be comfortable knowing that your tools can integrate with theirs. The power of integrations with is that you can keep the tools you love and seamlessly integrate them with Work OS to create one unified workspace.

While's flexibility allows you to integrate with several tools in your existing stack, in instances where you're still feeling overwhelmed by your vast tool sprawl, may be able to replace a number of these tools.

For example, if you're currently using Jira primarily as a task management tool without leveraging the unique features it offers, then you may be better served by monday work management. Or if you're using Salesforce as your native CRM, but need your financial data to flow seamlessly into, then monday sales CRM may be a viable alternative.

Once you've consolidated your ecosystem, then you can integrate the applications that remain with

How you optimise's integration capabilities to fit your preferred way of working is entirely up to you, empowered by the tool's flexibility and agility.

Start using Work OS today

If any of the themes we've explored above seem familiar, we recommend you get up and running with right away!

To do so, speak to one of our friendly, in-house experts and find out how you can start optimising the tool to meet your needs today! We're here to help with everything from accelerated launch within your organisation to customised workflows and portfolio management.

For all the latest tools, news and resources, head over to our hub page on the Upscale website.

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Written by
Charlie Courtney
Charlie Courtney
Senior Content Marketing Manager
Charlie is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at Upscale, and has worked in B2B/B2C marketing for nearly a decade. Charlie is responsible for crafting integrated content marketing campaigns that elevate our products, champion our brand, and create memorable experiences for our customers.