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Business Technology: 5 Ways it Can Improve Productivity in 2021

by | Feb 15, 2021 | MyTek Blog, Technology

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Small and midsize businesses are aiming to leverage the full potential of business technology to scale their businesses in 2021. Last year was a scary reminder that businesses need to be one step ahead of disasters and for that, a productive and flexible workflow is crucial. The advancement of IT has led to a trend where SMBs don’t just want to have an efficient system in place, they also want their employees to be more productive. A productive workforce leads to less friction and more client satisfaction. So, here are 5 ways business technology can improve productivity in 2021.

1. Connecting workforce

Companies having multiple offices in different locations can lead to a waste of time and resources. Business technology addresses this issue by unifying the diverse elements of a company. Business technology makes it easy to manage a connected workforce, and a connected workforce will function better in real-time. A well-connected workforce also helps in developing measurable and well defined future goals. 

2. Communicating easily

Communication has been the Achilles’ heel for a number of managers and CEOs. With the boom of business technology, the communication gap is reduced drastically. Business technology can keep records of interaction sand provide real-time updates. Teams, Slack and Flock allow companies to share and push information, schedule meetings, create collaborative environments virtually and track employee activities. From the perspective of employees, business technology options help them become more organized and goal oriented.

3. Creating a space for collaboration 

The ability to collaborate with executives and colleagues can increase the productivity level of an employee. Being able to take notes in real time, easily sharing files, and organizing ideas to be more productive are only a few of the benefits that business technology improves during a brainstorming session. Platforms like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Dropbox, and Google Drive help businesses foster a collaborative atmosphere.

4. Streamlining workflow

Companies of today prefer to stay focused on their core goals with the help of a lean and flexible model. Business technology will help to automate and streamline the workflow. This will allow employees to focus on operation and their core responsibilities. streamlining and automating the workflow, which allows employees to focus on the operations that matter the most. CRM tools for time management like Asana, Teams and Trello and CRMs like like HubSpot, SharpSpring or Zoho allow companies to simplify day-to-day tasks, meet deadlines better, and properly manage time in highly stressed situations.

5. Embracing a virtual workplace

2020 has accelerated the adoption of virtual workplaces. A lot of traditional companies are focusing on turning a portion of their business virtual, leading to reduced costs and better access to talents. Cloud hosting along with AI can offer businesses the benefits of greater productivity and inclusiveness. It’s certainly no secret that a workforce that feels valued works at its productive best.

Business technology is ushering in a new age of productivity. SMBs are quick to realize how virtual solutions can help them grow and stay flexible at the same time. Even if there’s no plan to go virtual, a company can always use new technology to make sure each and every component is in line with the vision and culture of the company.  

MyTek is dedicated to helping businesses make the transition to a virtual workspace more seamless and secure. Contact us or give us a call at (623) 312-2440. 

 

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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