Technology enables companies to get the most out of their employees, making tasks easier, faster and simpler, as well as opening up a whole new world of improved communication, collaboration, and analytics. However, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of tech tools, systems, products, apps, and services available.
That’s why its crucial to think carefully about what benefits you’re trying to achieve with your technology strategy. What are the desired behavioral outcomes from your employees? What are your productivity goals? What areas need the most improvement? Thinking at a high level about the outcomes you want to see will help you formulate a cohesive plan for technology acquisitions.
Below are 4 benefits of technology that can help your business perform more efficiently and keep up with the competition:
1. Improve Internal Communication and Collaboration
Gone are the simple days of phone and email business communication. Modern employees want to share information quickly and conveniently…. which means offering alternative, real-time communication tools such as instant messaging, video calling, file sharing, screen sharing, and team hubs.
2. Allow Anywhere, Anytime Access
As remote work and flexible work options continue to rise in the workplace, it’s more important than ever to provide anytime, anywhere access to communication and information for your employees. From cloud technology to VPNs for secure network access to tools like voicemail to email and mobility solutions for business calling, there are lots of ways to keep your workers connected from afar and on-the-go.
3. Provide Better Task Management
Pen-and-paper “to do” lists don’t cut it anymore for workers managing multiple projects, rolling deadlines, and team-based work. Task management tools like cloud-based note-taking, project management apps, and team hub task lists and shared calendars can help your employees stay on track.
4. Reduce Paperwork and Streamline File Searching
Paperwork can be one of the most time-consuming tasks for businesses, but modern technolgy can streamline and automate a lot of it. Tools like Docusign and file sharing make it easier to send and share documents and get signatures, while digital file storage with remote backup provides a better record-keeping and improved, centralized access to information than paper filing cabinets.
Need help figuring out what technologies you need to improve collaboration and empower your remote workers? Allied is here to help.