How can I leverage technology within my business?
Businesses that lead in today's economy are increasingly becoming those that can pivot, adapt and implement change quickly after new opportunities present themselves.
Technology is becoming more and are important in today's society, not only in our personal lives but also for our business.
When people hear 'technology in the workplace' they automatically think of disruption. However, what many business owners tend to overlook is how technology can help improve efficiency within the business.
In our highly digital world, the first place to start is to ensure that your company has the technological framework that is needed to adapt and make changes. Old IT systems aren't able to integrate with many of the new digital platforms and apps that have come about. Just a simple thing like slow internet speeds and 'dirty' data can create bottlenecks for employees and consumers.
There are many different ways that you can look at using technology to improve efficiency within your business. 'Innovation' is a big buzz word at the moment. Just a simple thing like implementing process innovation - meaning that you are using technology to substitute a couple of steps in a process - making it quicker, taking out more of the human interaction with is, taking out the error and manual processing time.
So where should you begin? The most important thing is to look at your business process and actually understand what your business does. That way you can understand how technology can fit into those individual step processes along the way to get an output. Take our 'Technology Assessment Survey' below to find out how well your business is leveraging technology.