|Do you ever wonder what would you do with a few extra hours every week? |
Today’s successful businesses are working smarter, not harder. They’re finding new ways to improve the productivity of their people – and technology is making it possible. Of course, every business is different and what works for one may not work for another. Those that embrace technology are the ones that are prospering. And by technology we don’t mean the really techy stuff, we mean the easy-to-use, tools and systems that are available for all businesses. There are six key things (and there are more!) that you can do very easily that will free up priceless extra hours for you and your people – and improve efficiencies, team working and job satisfaction in the process. You may already be doing some or all of these things, but here it goes:
The basics: A fast and reliable internet connection and an automatically-updated cloud computing platform will ensure that your business-critical tech is always on and performing at maximum performance. Remember, downtime is a business killer!
Switch to versatile cloud-based telephony: Traditional telephone landlines are a thing of the past. With VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) you’ll cut costs and improve your mobile working capabilities.
Collaboration: Make it easy for people to communicate, share files and documents, work together and stay in touch – using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and shared calendars for example – encouraging faster, more efficient team working.
Consider remote working: Once you’ve embraced collaboration this is the obvious next step. Statistics show beyond doubt that remote and mobile working boosts productivity by giving people more control over their working life. Happier, more contented employees are more productive, it’s a fact!
Update your management tools: This list is endless. For example, there are loads of easy to use tools to track the time everyone is spending on daily tasks, giving you the data, you need to manage more effectively. The latest automated CRM systems are saving time and improving services too, speeding up contacts with customers and improving conversion rates. And apps like Evernote capture, organize and share project notes, so that everyone is on the same page and actions and responsibilities are clear.
IT support: Being able to call upon expert assistance when you need it will ensure that you’re making the most of your smart tools and systems, that your basics are running smoothly and efficiently, and that you have help on hand if something goes wrong. If you’d like help to boost your productivity and free up some of your time – give us a call at 831-644-0300 or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adaptive Information Systems was founded with the mission to help businesses get the most out of their technology investments. We provide technology support in Monterey and the surrounding areas , we are ready to manage your IT needs so you can focus on running your business.