There’s no doubt about it, business can be tough! You’re juggling employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders…the list is endless.
You’re also operating in a competitive, high-tech economy that keeps trying to speed ahead without you. It’s no wonder you’re craving ways to get ahead of the competition, cut costs, boost productivity and dreaming of a vacation.
Here are 3 tech tips that will make your life easier – and maybe get you closer to that ‘World’s Best Boss’ mug.
1) Consider a commuting policy
With better technology and faster internet connections, remote working isn’t just a possibility now, it’s an expectation.
Clearly, not for every job (virtual burgers anyone?), but there are a lot of computer tasks in your business that could be done from home. Even if you offer a split week with 1-2 days at home and the remainder in the office, this can be a huge boost to your productivity.
From your perspective, remote employees can be more efficient without the distractions of yet another birthday sing-along, they have fewer absences and stay in the job longer. From the employee perspective, they don’t need to waste time commuting, get their work done faster, and generally feel happier and healthier.
2) Don’t cheap out on technology
Unsurprisingly, a tech newsletter is advising you to invest in tech, but hear us out. Technology is rapidly becoming the backbone of most businesses, yet we still see people who try and get by with the bare minimum investment and maintenance. And by ‘see people’, we mean they’re our most frequent repair and data recovery clients.
When you take shortcuts with your tech you’ll always get higher failure rates, more downtime, and employees who can’t do their job even though you’re still paying them by the hour.
“When businesses keep old tech longer than they should, thinking of the immediate cost saving, they usually end up paying more in the long term.”