Business is hard enough even without having to manage your technology. There are plenty of people to manage, tasks to organize, and operations to streamline. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can leverage technology to make a big difference in the way you focus your time and energy throughout the day. Let’s take a look at some innovative tools you can use to keep your employees engaged while they go about their duties.
Before we get started, though, a quick disclaimer that our IT professionals can help you manage the various frustrations that can surface from implementing new technologies. We can handle implementation and training so that your business will see the return on investment new technology can bring about.
Business communications can help any business improve operations. Even a small business needs a phone number and an email address to keep in touch with clients and employees, and they need time tracking software to ensure tasks are being completed and people are getting paid. Other communication tools can provide boons such as automated schedule reminders, time mandates, task lists, and even client interactions, making for a dynamic solution that can suit any type of business.
Collaboration also factors into your communications infrastructure, and with solutions like video conferencing and project management, it’s never been easier. These platforms tend to automate various aspects of these solutions so your employees can focus on working together to solve bigger problems or innovate better ideas.
Security isn’t just your IT department’s responsibility; everyone plays a part in keeping your business safe. They might not know what the powerful security solutions you implement do, but your staff will be on the frontlines of your battle against cyberthreats, potentially being exposed to them every single day. This might serve to create “security fatigue,” where your team will get tired of adhering to best practices and authentication day-in and day-out.
Thus, training your team on why security is so important will be paramount to your organization’s continued success. You can run a balance of security tools and automation tactics to protect your infrastructure from potential threats. We recommend getting in touch with us to make security a priority for your organization.
When we say “workplace flexibility,” what we are talking about are solutions that work both in-house and remotely. Some organizations really don’t like it when their employees work remotely, and for companies that think this, we recommend taking a good, honest look at productivity metrics. Businesses believe they lose control over productivity and their employees when they work remotely, but this mindset is toxic to company culture.
Studies suggest that employees who work from home are more likely to be distracted, but despite the distractions, they are much more productive. In fact, one study shows that people work more when they work remotely and are 47% more productive compared to the traditional workplace. If you’re not on the remote work bandwagon completely, a good compromise is a hybrid solution that allows employees to work remotely some of the time. The modern employee is more aware of their work/life balance than ever before, so you need to do your part to preserve it too whenever you can.
If you do require in-house work of your team, you should implement flexible technology solutions to allow them to work how they want and how they will be most productive. Whether it’s a dynamic wireless solution or advanced collaboration tools, the right technology can benefit your business’ flexible workplace endeavors.
Of course, SRS Networks is here to back your efforts up with expert implementation and support for your technology solutions. To learn more, call us today at (831) 758-3636.