Nearly every aspect of life and business is available to us whenever we want it, wherever we are. If you have a cellphone and internet access, company leaders can keep up with their department heads and employees and customers can receive answers to their questions in a timely and efficient manner.
Long gone are the days of archaic business practices such as mailing invoices and/or letters and waiting for it to reach a prospect or even making phone calls and waiting for a response. With new technologies comes advanced expectations that both employers and employees must fill in order to sustain and grow business.
Business is happening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in every part of the globe. Company, client, vendor, and liaison located in four different countries can be connected in a matter of minutes. No one has to wait for answers anymore as the future of office life is right in our hands.
Here are five ways to future-proof your company:
#1 Be a lab, not a factory.
Encourage your team to be more scientific and innovative.
#2 Focus on employee experience.
Plan ways you can empower your employees and increase their engagement.
#3 Embrace top-down transparency.
Take time to share your metrics and plans with your team.
#4 Make smart technology a strategy.
Integrate technology into your daily business and watch it expand and grow.
#5 Tap into distributed talent.
Discover ways to expand your talent pool and get the right people in place to do the right jobs.