As times change and the world become more and more centered around technology, it is important to make sure that your business is along for the ride. Here are the top 5 reasons, from Quick Response Systems, on why technology is important to the success of a business.
1. Easier to Network
Having technology in the workplace allows companies to form connections with clients quicker than ever. In a case study done by “Lyfe Marketing” social media alone increased online brand’s sales by 714% just by opening up a social media account and utilizing the platform. Technology in the work place enables companies to expand at amazing rates.
2. Improves Efficiency.
Technology in the workplace allows employees to increase efficiency. It also allows tasks to become easier for employees and allows them to get things done quicker. Technology also helps reduce the amount of errors that would potentially be mad by an employee. In addition, technology gives you the option to analyze the performance of our business.
3. Enables Employees to be Collaborative
Integrating technology into your company will allow employees to become more collaborative. Having the ease of communication that technology brings to employees allows collaboration to improve significantly. Collaboration is extremely beneficial for a company in many different ways because it increases understanding among employees and improves work relations. Collaboration can also improve flexibility within a company because it helps employees learn to adapt.
Using technology gives employers the opportunity to telecommute, or “work-from-home”. According to Forbes, a survey given to telecommuting workers in 2016 found that 91% felt that they were more productive than when in the office. However, it is all about balance. Although employees may want to work from home everyday, face-to-face interaction fuels creativity and necessary every once in a while.
Certain implementations of technology allows companies to securely store information about their customers and employees. In addition, company-owned technology can come with security features that help prevent hackers from being able to access confidential information that would otherwise be available if work related tasks were handled by employees on their personal devices.