Office life typically involves using specialized equipment and computer systems, dealing with cumbersome network infrastructure, and sometimes just hoping it all stays together. However, there are some great ways you can help your team work more efficiently by minimizing frustrations and maximizing business potential. With the investment of time, a bit of money, and dedication, your office can be even more productive, leading to greater success in the long run. Today, let’s look at five fundamental ways to enhance office efficiency.
Scheduled “Email Time”
Setting aside a specified period of time each day to go through emails is a far more beneficial process than checking on things throughout the day as you try to focus on other tasks. This also ensures that you don’t miss any important emails that could otherwise be buried or forgotten. Scheduled email times are a great way to set aside enough time to focus on the day’s work, free of inbox-associated interruptions.
Reduced Wire Clutter
If you have employees fumbling with spiderwebs of computer cables to find that one connection, it means they’re spending less time actually getting work done — this isn’t their fault, but it’s something that needs to be addressed. De-cluttering workspaces to ensure the bare necessities are the only pieces of equipment plugged in can make it easier to focus on tasks and get things done. Wiring and cabling services are widely available to address problems that may be hiding in plain sight, including from us at Revolution Networks.
Migrating data to a cloud-based server storage system allows for employees to access sensitive and important information in a snap — even on their mobile devices. This makes remote commuting and business trips less of a headache as well, and cloud storage services offer substantial security for corporate customers seeking a way to keep their files safe.
Upgraded Network Infrastructure
If your network connection is spotty, has inconsistent speeds or is outright unreliable, rest assured that it’s going to impact your business performance at the office. Your employees depend on a resilient and reliable network connection to complete their daily tasks, interact with customers and each other, and to send essential files. Collaborative projects rely on a stable network, as do video conference calls and other forms of interaction. If your system is outdated and/or unreliable, a smart investment is to upgrade it to a modern and more capable one.
Sometimes, a second set of eyes can pick up on detractors from office efficiency. With contracted IT assessments such as those from Revolution Networks, you’ll have the services of a certified and experienced IT professional who will carefully inspect your environment. From network connections and speeds to computer performance and cabling, they can identify and help address critical issues that you and your employees may not have noticed. This will lead to better performance relatively quickly.
An office is a hive of activity, with many different workers tasked with all sorts of unique responsibilities. From accounting to marketing, customer service, HR and much more, the roles of your employees all depend on an environment that encourages peak performance efficiency. With these five tips in mind, you may notice a few key areas where improvements can be made. For assistance with network inspections, cabling, IT assessments, and everything in-between, contact us at Revolution Networks today. We’ll happily work with you and your team to enhance your day-to-day operational efficiency.