Sometimes the difference between success and failure in the business world is going to come down to overall workflow. What this means is that if there’s any wasted time or energy during typical business events, that will compound over time into wasted resources, and lost financial opportunities.
So, consider the following five tech tips that will speed up your business workflow, within the categories of outsourcing your IT work, making sure your employees understand the basics of network speed, potentially buy faster computers if they are sluggish, working in energy cycles during the workday, and use the Cloud whenever possible.
Contract Out Your IT Work
Some types of IT work are just beyond the scope of what your business employees are capable of, and that means that there can be IT performance and efficiency issues that you just can’t solve. At that point, it makes sense to hire an IT company that will take care of those details for you. By having the infrastructure and expertise already, 3rd party IT companies can drastically increase your overall business workflow.
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Educate Your Employees About Network Speeds
Many business workflow issues occur simply because employees don’t understand how things like Internet speed work. By getting some basic network speed training into the minds of your workers, you’ll be able to clean up some network traffic (just think about the different that closing browser tabs can make!), and that will immediately make overall data flow that much more easily during company time.
Buy Faster Computers
Depending on your industry, a huge workflow bottleneck could happen if you don’t have powerful enough computers. For instance, if you’re doing heavy work with video or audio editing, if you don’t have enough RAM or a powerful enough graphics processor, activities that should take 15 minutes can takes hours, and think of the frustration rate! Though it may cost a bit at the beginning, savings in overall productivity will be immense if you buy new computers to help your cause.
Work In Speed and Energy Cycles
People can’t work at breakneck speed all day long. You’re going to get the best work done with the best workflow if you allow people to work in cycles of energy and speed. Research shows that peak energy and production lasts for 52 minutes before people need a break. If you incorporate that cycle into employee workdays, you’ll be amazed at the efficiency increase.
Use the Cloud
By using cloud computing, all of your employees can by synced to a single source of data, which mean fewer mistakes, quicker speed, more mobility, more accurate data available in real time, and a number of other benefits.