Modernizing Your Business

We live in challenging times for businesses due to the rapidly changing nature of the way we live and the tools we use. In the past few decades, legislation and technological development have meant companies have had to adapt and alter their practices to a modern landscape.

Modernizing Your Business

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With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the ways you can modernize your company so that you are prepared for the future of business.

Environmental

Following extensive changes to policy related to climate change, companies are now in a position where they need to be more environmentally friendly.

Depending on the size of your operation this could mean that you just need to have a code for recycling or on the bigger scale a visit from specialists like SESL.

These changes to the way we work can actually be beneficial rather than the expense they might appear to be on the surface. So let’s explore some of your options.

There have been significant advances in the way you can use environmental procedures to improve your workplace. Where once solar panels were something of a pipe dream, they are now a practical alternative to using the grid. You can also seek uses for things like rainwater tanks so that you can catch and reuse water that falls for free from the sky.

Both of these ideas will help you cut costs on utility bills and, in the case of solar panels, you might even have an excess which will allow you to sell electricity to the grid.

These are two examples of how environmentally conscious companies are turning changes to the way we live into financially beneficial practices.

Technology

Modernizing Your Business - Technology

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One of the main areas of modern life that have changed more than any other is the growth of technology, especially in the workplace.

Changes to the way we process most our daily workload have come thick and fast since the mid-2000s, to the point now where you as a business should be looking to what firstly technology can do for you and secondly where tech will be in the future.

These two philosophies will shape the way your company runs for many years. Here are just two ways in which you can make the most of the digital age.

Productivity

We all use applications in our daily life whether that is to stay in touch via social media, to monitor health, or any other of the myriad of reasons we use apps. So it seems only logical that we do the same in the workplace.

Applications such as Asana, Trello, and Todoist provide companies with a one-stop shop for project management that promises to improve productivity.

Through these tools, you can divide up tasks and set schedules all from a single dashboard that is shared across a team or various departments.

Communication

Technology has made the world smaller and more accessible than ever before, and no more is that truer than through the world of communication.

Applications like Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Basecamp have changed the way the working world communicates with itself.

You might be a business that is trading internationally who can use video chat to hold meetings with people from around the globe or a smaller operation that uses the instant messaging feature of Microsoft Teams to stay on top of tasks.

Regardless of your operations, you should be using applications to assist in your communications.

    Takis Athanassiou is an IT Consultant, Blogger, Trainer & Writer, active in the areas of leadership, business consulting, e-Learning and social media. He aims at the development of people, business and assets! You can check out his blog, add him in Google+ and follow him on Twitter.

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