Technology is everywhere whether we like it or not. If you’re one of the remaining few who hasn’t integrated tech into your business, then we are here to help you with the process. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that best practices are followed efficiently and to the best of your capabilities and technology can help you to do this.
Technology can help you to track and process conversions and orders, to communicate with clients, to manage your employees and to conduct simple everyday tasks. Technology can be used to get your business to a destination much quicker and can help you to achieve much more. Here are some simple ways that you can integrate technology into your business today.
Technology and the future of business
Fundamentally technology is a tool that will propel your business to a higher place. First and foremost, it’s important to make sure that you highlight the key areas that need to improve in your business. Whether this is scheduling, client communication, organisation, enquiries, processing orders or so on.
First and foremost it’s important to get an understanding of how time is spent day to day in the office for each role. Once you have highlighted what takes the longest, it’s easier to find a tech solution to speed this up. Time is money, so it’s important to make sure that you are getting into the habit of speeding up your everyday processes to meet the rest of the industry.
Once you have the data, you should look for information that may surprise you. Are people spending too much time on one thing, meaning that they don’t have enough time to work on something else? Are they spending too much time catching up on an email? For example. If this is the case, then you could seek to integrate a more sophisticated communication system into your business. This will help to create more salient communication internally, as well as externally, whether this is to clients or customers.
Tech and recruitment
Technology can be a fantastic addition when you are looking to recruit, as it helps you to find much more candidates in a shorter amount of time. Whether you use a sophisticated CMS system, or whether you simply use the internet to search, it’s important to broaden your horizons and to ensure that you are doing the most.
Training and industry updates
It’s important to ensure that you have all of the training resources in place for your employees to get used to the new technology that has been integrated in your office.
This could be as simple as having a collaborative training session, where your employees can have a play around with the system and where you can iron out any doubts or anything that may arise in the future. If your employees have any doubts, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you are putting them at ease and are ensuring that you are explaining everything fully.
A piece of technology might be perfect for your needs but require a significant investment in training. However, one the training has been completed and the technology has been fully installed, you can then use the most senior members of staff, or those who are most familiar with the system, to conduct the future training.
Richard Meadow is an avid writer who works closely with Gorvins, in order to ensure that business owners are fully equipped for success and technological changes and has recently developed an interest in topics relating to dispute resolution lawyers.