Productivity is important for any self-respecting business, but how much can you realistically expect from your employees? For many, their level of output and productivity will vary, in large part due to stress, and when stress is involved, you can bet there will be more tension than you’d like around the office. Let’s go over some strategies you can use to keep cool when your job gets to be a bit too much.
Tip of the Week: Use These 4 Technologies to Forge a Better Business
How do you support an ever-growing business while keeping it competitive in the long term? Technology plays a key part in ensuring that your business can adapt to any and all challenges, new and old. Let’s go over how you can leverage technology to help your business become the best version of itself.
Running a business can be stressful and scary, and for these reasons, it is perhaps one of the most amazing things that individuals can strive to do. Sure, there are countless ways that things could go wrong, but all it takes is for a couple of things to go right for you to see some level of success and reap the rewards of making your own way.
It’s easy to spend more money than necessary on your technology, especially in the business environment where there are so many frills, bells, and whistles that it’s difficult to know what you need. To help you stop wasting money on unnecessary technology, here are some of the most common places where businesses will waste IT capital.
The four-day workweek has seen no shortage of support in recent years. In fact, there have been projects dedicated to testing it out to see if it has any legs as a concept. One recent, very wide-scale study has concluded that the four-day workweek is indeed quite successful.
Businesses Aren’t Using as Much Office Space as Hybrid Work Takes Hold
The COVID-19 pandemic had many businesses switch to remote or hybrid workplace functions, something which has had a significant impact on the way that employees prefer to work. Many of them have simply not returned to the office, or they have returned in a more limited capacity. Following this trend is a decrease in the amount of space offices use to fulfill their daily operations.
When you start to ascertain whether or not a piece of technology needs to be replaced or just eliminated, the first decision you have to make is obviously how does this piece of technology affect your product/service. If you can utilize the piece of technology and it helps fulfill opportunities, promotes productivity and efficiency, or is overall just a benefit for the company, it is pretty easy to ascertain how to proceed.
Manufacturers have been one of the most notorious adopters of innovative technology, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. If the goal is to use technology to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency, then of course manufacturers will look to implement it, especially when the cost of doing business is increasing. Let’s look at some of the ways the latest technology has helped manufacturers over time.
The modern business depends on its data, so maintaining your infrastructure and keeping it healthy should be imperative to your success. Businesses generally host their data on servers, and keeping these complex pieces of technology safe, secure, and sound will take more effort than managing your average workstation. Follow these best practices and your job will be made much easier, though!
A successful business is a growing business, so you should be prepared to grow alongside your profit margin by accommodating for increased operations and resources. Otherwise, you could be putting your future on the line by remaining stagnant for too long. Let’s discuss the difference between scaling your business and growing your business, and especially why scaling might be more important than simply growing it.
Business growth is an almost ubiquitous goal for business owners, but without properly preparing for this growth in terms of operations and resources, unfortunately, that endeavor is doomed to fail. That’s why we wanted to touch on how you can scale your business and the technology it relies on.
Being productive isn’t always easy. There are a lot of things that can derail productivity, from distractions to simply discomfort. It’s important to set yourself up for success so today, we thought we’d go through some tips on how to set your workstation up so that you can improve your productivity.
When it comes to your business technology, you cannot overlook any of your expenses, including downtime and productivity. You’ll want to make sure that your team has the tools they need to be successful while also ensuring that those tools are maintained by professionals. Let’s examine how managed IT services can help you make this happen.
Is Returning to “Normal” Really the Right Thing for Your Business?
Now that employers are calling their employees back to the workplace, the question has become one of whether or not pushing for this return to the office (RTO) is the appropriate call for your organization. Let’s examine what variables might go into making this decision and certain scenarios in which returns to the workplace have not been successful—or, at least, not as successful as the decision-makers expected.
Small businesses rely on technology today more than ever, and it can have an effect on the way that a business operates. Many businesses when they are just starting out have significant deficits in available capital to purchase new technology so they develop processes that require significant employee time, which of course is costly, especially when there is technology available that can automate those tasks. Today, we’ll discuss how integrating new technologies can provide more organizational confidence and suggest some options that won’t necessarily break the bank.
If employees can remain productive for extended periods of time, their business tends to enjoy rapid growth. Unfortunately, this high level of productivity is not always sustainable, and it eventually slows for a variety of reasons. However, if you can make sure your employees are comfortable, then they will be more likely to maintain a manageable level of productivity.
Employees all over the world got their first taste of remote work throughout the pandemic, and ever since there has been some controversy between employees and their employers who want them to return to the office for a traditional workday. A new survey showcases that half of employees would rather quit than deal with an employer who insists on in-person work in the office environment.
The many different types of departments within business, including sales, human resources, customer service, IT, accounting, and management, all have remained relatively compartmentalized throughout the years. While they might work together to fulfill various tasks, they operate (for the most part) independent of one another. How long will this remain the case, though? Let’s go about a thought experiment and look toward a future where departments are a thing of the past.
The Google My Business tool has given business owners a great way to manage their online presence for years now, and while it has gone through several changes over this time, Google has one last adjustment in store for the application. There will no longer be a Google My Business service; rather, business owners will have access to a web-based Google Business Profile at some point in 2022.
Isn’t it incredible how some people can build bad habits over the span of several years, then break them and replace them with better ones? It might look like it’s easy, but the reality of the matter is that building bad habits and replacing them is an incredibly difficult and time-consuming process. The brain literally undergoes physical changes during this process, and it’s all thanks to a neuroscientific principle called neuroplasticity.