Let’s face it: these days, technology is absolutely the future. We work using our phones and tablets, we can do a whole day’s work from our beds or our sofas or even on trains or planes, and more and more businesses are based online even now the dotcom boom is pretty much over. Even if your company isn’t completely based around technology, there are absolutely ways that you can use technology to improve the services that you provide. Here are some tips to help out…
Going paperless is good for the environment – and it’s also good for you, for a number of different reasons. A lot of offices are huge simply because of storage – and if you go paperless, then you have a lot less paper to keep safe in filing cabinets, so you can pay less rent and go for a smaller office. It’s also important to make sure that your business is as green as it possibly can be. A lot of people consider eco credentials when they’re figuring out who to work with, and if you’re as paperless as possible, this will be a huge plus for you.
If your business relies heavily on working online, it’s important that you have back-ups for everything. Technology is largely reliable but we all know that nothing is perfect, and if your servers go down then the people who use your site will want to know that you have back-up servers to continue to provide the service even when you’re experiencing technical difficulties. You should also go for some preventative measures like power inductors which will ensure that your tech stays in good shape for as long as possible.
Improve Your Site
One of the most important things about business is that you have to keep getting better. Don’t rest on your laurels – keep developing your site until it runs as quickly as possible and it’s also as intuitive and user friendly as it can be. Even if your site is mostly just there to give out information instead of providing an actual service, make sure all the pages are clearly labelled so that people can navigate it as easily as possible. Ensure that all your contact information is up there, including your phone number, email address, and postal address.
Finally, one of the absolute joys of technology is that it will enable you to work remotely, meaning that you can be as flexible as you possibly can be with your employees – and with yourself. A lot of people who are balancing their work lives with their home lives find flexibility to be one of the most important aspects of the jobs that they’re searching for, and the ability to work remotely in the evening after their kids have gone to bed is something that a lot of busy working mums are searching for particularly. The ability to work remotely will mean that you get a higher calibre of staff applying for positions at your company.