A hint of fall is in the air. Vacations are over, kids are back in school and you are no longer always trying to escape to the beach.
The cooler weather seems to give most people more drive and a fresh “let’s get it done” attitude. With less warm weather distractions, employees can maintain a better focus on business tasks.
As employees settle into their work routines, business productivity picks up. Help keep them motivated by giving them the right tools and training to boost productivity.
What Is A Business Productivity Tool?
Although mental motivation and clear communication are key to productivity, business productivity tools also include any type of physical software or cloud-based solution that helps a business improve the quality and/or quantity of its work.
There are many options available to help companies increase both organizational and employee efficiency and the number and scale of tools convenient for businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large corporations, continue to grow.
Some of the most common organizational options include:
- Basic office suites (that can include word processing, presentations, spreadsheets and more)
- Accounting software
- Business intelligence
- Customer relationship management
- Enterprise resource planning
- Fleet tracking and shipping programs
- Project management
- Unified communication
- Speech recognition applications
- Social media management
- Time tracking and invoicing
- Video and web conferencing
- Web-management programs
Train Employees To Become Productivity Experts
If you want to streamline company processes to become more efficient, you must provide your staff with both the tools and skills needed to achieve their goals. But you don’t want to break the bank buying and installing new applications that start off strong but in which your staff quickly lose interest because they find them too difficult to use.
Remember that the most expensive technology is that for which you paid for but hardly get any use out of. Give your employees advanced training to make sure each person learns how to get the maximum benefit from each tool and can personally see how using it saves them time and effort.
By giving employees the time to gain experience with new tools and create a greater understanding of all that the tool can do, they will become both competent and confident and use the tools more frequently.
Collaborate With A MSP
So many tool options exist that it can be hard to decide which ones will work best for your company. When considering which productivity tools to work with, consult with an experienced Managed Services Provider (MSP) who will study and develop an understanding of your company and offer cost-effective and simple alternatives. An outside source or “another set of eyes” can even help discover underlying issues that could prevent a successful deployment of business productivity tools.
A small investment of time and money can boost workforce effectiveness. A low-cost way to achieve this is by bringing in local, experienced computer technology professionals to conduct group training workshops or use self-paced online courses for specialized programs and more advanced systems. Either way, employees will continually learn and keep current with the skills and knowledge needed to remain productive.
As the weather gets colder and employees are increasingly more content to stay inside, make sure they are set up with everything they need to get as much done as quickly and easily as possible.
A TeamLogic IT MSP team can work with you to come up with an integrated productivity tool plan to help provide a greater chance of achieving your long-term goals.
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