The latest business technologies solve old problems and creates new opportunities – which leads to fresh business ideologies. Whilst our expectations are changing, our limitations are decreasing, allowing modern companies to get ahead if they adopt new concepts quickly and effectively.
New technologies and business ideals can give organisations an early edge on the competition. But technologies don’t stay new forever and fresh concepts become common practice. So as more enterprises adopt the latest trends they turn into business essentials, not options.
Here are five workplace practices every business needs to adopt sooner rather than later if you want to prevent your enterprise falling behind your competitors:
Whether staff or management, there’s no need for your whole team to work ‘in-house’. Video conferences allow managers to overlook multiple branches and businesses can employ the right candidates, regardless of location.
Data conferencing creates a virtual workspace where staff and management can connect from any location. Teams are free to work on shared projects in ‘real-time’ and maximise productivity from a distance.
Eye contact counts for a lot. The days of phone calls and emails should be way behind us. As more business relationships develop without physical meetings, the need for face-to-face interaction is more important than ever.
It’s hard to trust a face you’ve never seen. But video conferencing allows you to connect to any device, anywhere. You can brief remote staff, meet new clients and seal deals from the other side of the world.
Collaboration combines the strengths of many to meet shared targets. More minds are better than one and big things come from simple ideas and a creative team.
Collaboration starts with connected staff. Interactive devices and data conferencing connect teams in the same office or locations worldwide. Working in ‘real-time,’ connected teams can get a natural workflow without pausing for contributions, saves or updates.
Cloud hosted software
Cloud computing goes way beyond file sharing. It offers cost-effective software options to get businesses more productive, for less. With cloud services the IT headaches are all taken care of by the provider, not you.
Add that to global connectivity and the Cloud lets you collaborate worldwide and create a ‘live’ workplace for remote workers.
If you want staff to get involved and give it their all, start with training that engages and gets them involved from day one. You’re not training your staff to sit there and nod off. You’re training them to make valuable contributions and play a vital role. So get them started in the training room.
Data conference software connects entire teams over interactive devices like SMART boards or tablets. Whether your team sits in the same room or in different countries, make your training interactive for a lasting impression.
As you can see, these practices are all linked. They complement each other in unison. But that doesn’t mean you have to integrate all five at the same time. You may already be doing some of them. But sooner or later businesses of all kinds will adopt these practices. Because they already need to, or can’t take that next step without them.