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How To Utilise Technology To Manage Your Company’s Resources

December 19, 2018 No Comments

Featured article by Matthew Walker Jones, Independent Technology Author

Every workplace must carefully integrate and balance numerous departments to ensure smooth operations. Even small businesses and start-ups face this issue despite the relatively small number of people actually working there. Many companies end up compromising quality of work as well as profits due to inefficient resource management, but thankfully changes can be implemented easily. Just a few tweaks to the way resources are utilised can make a difference to the bottom line and the happiness of staff. Below we take a look at how technology can be used to help manage any company’s resource more effectively.

Resource Management Software

Resource management software gives companies the tools needed to optimise processes that are often inefficient and slow everyone down. If staff at your company currently have no way of knowing who’s working on what or a way of requesting support, then chances are that time is being wasted with endless conversations and confusions. Resource management software simplifies this by making all the information easily available and simple to visualise. By automation resource management, your companies can benefit from faster communication and freeing up of time to be spent on more important and strategic tasks.

Simplify Communication

All companies need a way for staff to communicate with each other beyond email. Email will of course still get used but it’s sometimes too official and not to mention slow. Getting everyone on a messaging app or platform will encourage staff to ask questions when clarifications are needed by breaking down the formality around it. Generally, messaging apps encourage relationship building and make sharing company-wide information a breeze for everyone. A lot of time can be saved on needless meetings with the help of a group chat.

Track Time

Sometimes having a time tracking tool in place is exactly that’s needed to jumpstart motivation and keep staff accountable. Increasing performance and productivity is on everyone’s minds but it’s not an easy task to achieve. There are a lot of questions that time tracking can help answer, for example ‘what are the most productive hours? how much time is wasted on distraction?’ and so on. Time tracking will then lead to time optimisation, like scheduling meetings during time when everyone gets a slump or finding innovative ways to increase motivation.

Any companies not currently using technology to manage their resources are at a competitive disadvantage. Everyone knows that time is money and if your staff’s time isn’t managed and allocated with the utmost efficiency then you are unfortunately losing both. Effective resource management and use of digital tools will make the most of all your staff have to offer, revolutionising processes and instilling best working practices across the board. Another bonus is scalability as companies will be better prepared for growth, even if it’s rapid, when tools and processes are already in place and ready to be used by any new staff members joining the company.

 

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