What are the Challenges to your Digital Productivity in 2022?
As we look ahead to a new year in 2022, most business leaders will be pondering on the challenges posed by the effects of Covid and a plethora of associated issues on the economy. It is widely reported that employees are vastly dissatisfied with the work options offered to them during the pandemic. You cannot operate a business without its most precious of assets – people. So what does this mean? What are your options? Well, one top option would be to consider improving your Digital Productivity.
Below are a few that should be on top of the list;
- Optimisation of work processes across the board
- Ensure all your staff/teams buy in to the strategic changes – show them the benefits
- Deploy an end-to-end technology solution that automates and connects workflows across the enterprise
It is important to remind ourselves that office productivity is crucial to businesses as it directly affects your bottom-line and profitability. Let’s explore some of the elements that directly impacts on productivity.
Optimisation of Work Processes
Review the work processes that are in place currently and transfer to them a digital form. This requires having the right technology solutions with the right capabilities. This should allow your processes to be more optimised/organised, allowing for a more standardised work environment with templated procedures.
With automation of your processes, comes digital workflows that provide enhanced productivity. Another benefit is the ability for management and decision makers to be able to monitor work progress from anywhere, as well as key performance Indicators (KPIs) – whether it be the office, home or a coffee shop.
Staff buy in to Strategic Changes
It is important to ensure that staff are fully on-bord with the new strategic changes that are being introduced. Without their buy-in, no amount of effort on the management side will be sufficient to get the strategic changes in to practice. You must create an environment that not only motivate the workforce but also inspire them to do more for the company moving forward.
Leaders within the organisation must create a culture that is seen as both equitable and rewarding to their employees. Therefore, involving everyone from an early stage is important, where talent is seen to be recognised and rewarded.
To help with the process you could also consider;
Deploy an end-to-end Technology Solution that Automates and Connects Workflows across the Enterprise
Most companies accept the current status-quo of applications such as Office 365, MS Teams, SharePoint, Cloud file sharing systems etc. as being the be-all and end-all of office productivity tools! Whilst recognising that they empower staff to share and collaborate to a large degree, they do not provide the connectivity that is required beyond the silos they help create. Instead, you need to look at solutions that provide end-to-end connectivity that enables significant improvements in productivity.
Such end-to-end solutions allow you to bring your processes to be enacted on a single workspace – this means you no longer have to assume that splitting your work across emails, project management systems and cloud file sharing platforms is the normal way!
This is a huge paradigm shift as businesses become aware of such a possibility that can significantly improve and increase productivity to hitherto unknown levels.
We accept the fact that we must reduce both the time and costs associated with producing/delivering what your customers need in order to improve your digital productivity and thus business efficiency. This is achievable by;
- Reducing the number of applications that you use to do business – using a single workspace to manage your work activities can significantly improve productivity as well your ability to monitor work progress.
- Allow automation of work processes by implementing digital workflows that provide full end-to-end connectivity across the whole enterprise, thus enabling staff to do their work more effectively whilst giving full visibility of where you are in the process to the rest of the team.
- Review processes on a regular basis to see where it is possible to innovate. It is now a fact of life that we are seeing a huge increase in the rate of innovation across all sectors of industry.
Author – Richard Cruz, CEO and Founder of CiT Digital. A Technology Specialist, with a decades-wide variety of experience developing solutions ranging from Digital Content Management, Rights Management, Knowledge Resource Management, Project Management and E-commerce amongst others.