We have all been there at some point, wondering “what they will come up with next?” In this fast-paced technology world, there is a benefit to embracing technology into your business and leveraging that technology to work for you. There are a lot of reasons why embracing new technology into your business should be considered, below are just a few.
For a lot of companies, the social space is an untapped and underused resource for businesses. Today, more and more young people today get their information and stay connected through social media. As a business, how do you use that to your advantage? Did you know that there are countless resumes on LinkedIn? By utilizing the filters available, you can search for the ideal candidates and start making recruitment calls immediately. The more proactive you are in finding good people, the more good people you will find. If you want to connect to your prospects and customers, networking through social media is easy and extremely beneficial. LinkedIn has networking groups you can join to stay up-to-date on industry trends and current business news. Facebook can also be utilized as a more personal approach in getting to know your prospects and customers (a word of caution: be mindful of your page and what you are posting) or to create a company Facebook page. With a company Facebook account, you want to encourage people to like your page, then every time you post about your company it will appear in the prospects news feed. This will serve as a constant reminder of your company and what services and products you provide. The key is to post often and make it relevant. When you leverage the social media space, you not only touch a lot of people you otherwise wouldn’t have, but it is also a great way to stay accessible and connected to your customers and prospects.
Access to Information
The digital world has made it easy to gain information and everyone an expert. This is fantastic because when you need to train new employees and want to encourage fresh and new ideas, the information needed to accomplish that goal is just a few short clicks away. With the overwhelming amount of information out there we must make sure there is a clear vision and understanding. Not only do we encourage learning in our fast-paced technology centric industry, but a true understanding of it all is where the real power lies. We also understand that the prospects and customers of today have unlimited access to information making them smart buyers. It is our job to help customers and prospects make sense of that information and help them apply it to their business.
It’s Only Getting Deeper
This is not a fad! Technology is only getting better and quite frankly isn’t going anywhere. With new ideas, gadgets and workflows consistently becoming better and more advanced, there is a huge value in understanding it now so that you are able to adapt and grow in the future.
An important business goal is making our employees more efficient at what they do. By implementing technology, software and connectivity we are able to create workflows that streamline the way an employee does business. Once the understanding of the workflow is established you can then decide what solution works best. We can eliminate human error, create efficiency, maintain consistency, and accommodate the mobile employee by use of technology. In addition, by investing in the workflows, we can gain a higher ROI on our workforce.
Everyone Else Is
Let’s face it. Our prospects and customers are starting to use it. As a technology company our credibility is on the line. If our prospects do it better, why do they need us? It is important that we, as a company, utilize the same technology we provide to our prospects. By doing so, we are consistently able to stay on the cutting edge of business workflow and industry trends which ultimately allows us to help our customers get the results they are looking for. Even if you are not a technology company, your prospects and customers are utilizing technology in some way. They finding better and more efficient ways of doing business and so should you; especially if you want to remain a credible and stable company in their eyes.
As you can see, embracing and implementing various workflows into your organization can be extremely beneficial to not only employees, but to customers and prospects alike. This is an industry that isn’t moving backward. With all the advances happening at such a rapid pace, we must gain an understanding now in order to prepare for the future so we don’t get left in the dust.