Is your business suffering right now from the COVID-19 pandemic? Time to rethink your infrastructure
If you are a business owner, COVID-19 has certainly changed the game. While many businesses have temporarily closed down, or have difficulties (ex, amusement centers for kids, restaurants, shops, therapists) others are learning to thrive, especially those who are already set up to use technology to continue operating.
The need to get up to date with the technology available is now fully evident.
Businesses are learning to develop strategies to work remotely and this will eventually prove to be positive.
This is a good opportunity for businesses to develop online money making strategies. For example, amusement centers could set up educational games online (which could be beneficial on the long run for kids that can’t participate in regular activities due to illnesses or handicaps.) Restaurants and shops can develop a better way for customers to purchase their products online. Therapists can continue meeting their patients virtually through platforms such as zoom. As some doors are closing, others are opening. Now is the time to grasp these opportunities, and come out stronger. When the pandemic is over, many businesses will be that much better for it.
So what is this pandemic teaching businesses?
It’s time to take advantage of the technology available to us.
The future is virtual technology and many businesses are taking notice. If you don’t have a virtual set up at the moment, then now is the time to think of adding one. Managing workers remotely can have many advantages and can only serve to expand your money making capabilities in the long run.
Working remotely saves office costs
Businesses are now forced to develop a strategy for workers to continue productivity from home. This is proving to save money on the physical office operating costs. Electricity and rent can be taken out of the equation as the office now becomes the virtual space.
Working from home boosts worker productivity
People that work remotely are also allegedly more efficient and productive at this time. Working from home gives workers a different mindset, as they need to produce results that they can show the bosses. This makes for much more efficient use of time for employers. Many businesses operate on the clock in clock out mindset. This way of working is now diverging towards a result-driven mindset. Employers are now starting to see the efficiency go up, as tasks are given out to the workers and they must show that they have been working not just through clocking in, but through reports at the end of the day, of how much work they have accomplished.
Working from home reduces lateness
No more stuck in traffic excuses. No more getting the kids ready for school lateness excuses either.
Scheduling meetings are also more likely to be on time. Think of how meetings are conducted while in office. A meeting is scheduled for 11:00, but chances are the meeting won’t start until 11:30 as the workers will need time to settle down, some are still on the phone, etc. When working remotely, if a meeting is scheduled at 11:00, generally, everyone is there, on the computer screens on time.
Business owners have access to a greater pool of workforce
Businesses are no longer limited to accessing the talents that are living in their immediate areas. There is greater access to a pool of talented people that can join the team and produce amazing results.
Every aspect of the business is now documented
Everything that happens during business working hours is now fully documented and if it isn’t, it needs to be. This will only increase efficiency and communication in the long run. When in office, proper documentation of all the tasks performed is often overlooked and sometimes even miscommunicated. When working remotely, there is a great need for an employer to oversee every single aspect of an employee’s workday, and this can only be done through proper documentation. An employer can study the findings and use them to increase business efficiency, and remove nonessential tasks.
The times change, and if you don’t change with them, you get left behind. Bradley Walsh