Every business owner wants their team to be productive and manage time effectively.
No one wants to spend time at work completing tedious admin tasks, emailing colleagues and waiting for their everyday tools to load.
Today, we've rounded up three easy ways you can boost efficiency levels across your business and allow your staff to get on with what they do best.
Change up your communications.
We waste an awful lot of time in our email inbox. Switching up the way you talk with your colleagues can help drive projects forward faster.
Introducing a messaging software, such as Slack or Microsoft Teams, enables you to break free from email and discuss ideas, projects and topics in real time.
With both Slack and Teams, you can organise your conversations in channels/teams, so that discussions stay focused and productive.
Messaging software also removes the need to sift through long email threads, where information and files can frequently get lost.
Of course, you don't have to cut out email altogether - email still has a place in the working world, it's just not always the most practical tool for every conversation.
If you spend a lot of time traveling to and from clients' offices, or even between your own premises, consider investing in a video conferencing tool.
Sometimes a call or email won't cut it, but travel costs your business twice - first, for the cost of transport and accommodation and secondly for the staff hours it takes away from your company.
A simple video call can cut down expenses and time spent away from the office, while you still get to see your customers and colleagues face-to-face.
Update your software.
New versions of software are released for a reason.
Usually, its to improve the way it works for you. So, why not take advantage of these updates?
Out-of-date software is notoriously slow and may not even work correctly, holding up your day and frustrating your team.
On top of this, when software updates aren't maintained, you are left vulnerable to the latest malicious attacks and this increases your risk of business downtime.
Manage your network.
Your network is the backbone of your business, keeping all of your devices, data and employees connected. Therefore, configuring and maintaining your network is a core component of your team's productivity.
One of the best ways to ensure your network is always performing to its best ability is by investing in a network management service. This way, you can get back to work, doing what you do, while someone else takes care of your system and reduces the risk of any interruption to your business.