Streamlining operations and comunications with technology is key!
As you focus on improving efficiencies, technology is a HUGE part of all of this. As we focus on how we retain and recruit staff, employees relations, employee engagement asking employees how things can improve need to be part of determining the technology.
When is the last time you evaluated your current system utilized? Many organizations are not using it to its fullest.
What types of work are your staff doing that would be more effiicient and more accurate if a system could perform the work?
Improved uses of technology do many things beyond what’s mentioned above such as:
Avoid the “pennywise, pound foolish” approach to change. Automation frees up employees to focus on business-critical tasks!
It’s time to improve operational efficiencies!
JBM deals with this on a regular basis. Facilitating best approaches to a comprehensive review of operational practices and identifying areas that need improvement. This is with full employee engagement of course!
COVID - 19 has made efficiencies a primary indicator of a viable business. When tis pandemic eruped, those who broke down silos and left business who are not making changes, in the dust. Removing boundaries like slow moving decision making and including employees in determining best practices has made such organizations thrive above others.
Organization structure, job redefining, additional coaching and training, process reviews, all become part of the nature of how you do business. This keeps you at the top of your game and allows for sustainable change over time. I call this Building Organization Capacity! I have been doing this for 14 years and now more than ever, every business needs to do this!
Change without sustainability infused will be a waste of time. Adopting permanent structural changes that support sustainable and resilient processes should include the following:
- Flattening hierarchicial structures and delegating decision making
- Implementing new technology tools..more focus on online video capabilties and training related if necessary
- Process development for redeploying internal talent based on verified skill sets is also important; don’t just pass along duties before you are certain they are going to someone prepared to handle them.
As always, reach out to learn more about how this is handled. It is by far one of the most valuable services JBM provides,particuarly given the approach and facilitation skills necessary! The approach is flawless once leaders are willing and able to implement changes and provide support to do so.