Prioritise right with the future in mind
The ongoing pandemic has led to an explosion in digital consumption over a short period, with digital working methods being put to the test. This sudden wave of digitalisation has gone better, and proved more effective, than many people predicted, which means a lot of workplaces will need to implement long-term changes to keep pace with development. As a result, it's more important than ever for companies to ride the wave of digitalisation. So start considering what your company needs to do to remain competitive when the market shifts, and the new normal is reality. It’s time to prioritise right with the future in mind.
To make the right priorities with the future in mind, identifying your current situation and defining your destination is the smart move. This provides a better understanding of the measures required now in order to remain competitive in future.
Identify your current situation
To reach your destination, you must first identify the current status of your organisation. You’ll need to thoroughly analyse your business and document processes and working methods prior to defining the gap between where you are, and where you want to be. Only then can you clarify the measures that need to be taken now in order to progress and continue to be competitive.
You can then assess whether your workforce has the digital maturity required in order to switch to new digital working methods. Perhaps the next stage could be reviewing the way you use your tools. What apps will make your work easier, and is additional training required?
Online meetings are an increasingly popular working method in which our consumption patterns and ways of meeting have fundamentally changed. This becomes clear when you look at Zoom, the meeting platform whose user base rocketed from 10 million in December 2019 to over 300 million in April 2020. It's reasonable to assume that this development will continue in the future when we can begin to meet face to face once again. The digitalisation of meetings has made it easier to communicate with and see colleagues from other offices without having to spend time and money on travelling. Digital meetings have become less time-consuming and more cost-efficient, which is clearly a positive development for many companies. This is a clear example of how new digital working methods can help companies to develop, and save money at the same time.
Facilitate your digitalisation journey with the right infrastructure
Ask yourself if you currently have the right infrastructure to be able to switch to digital methods. Assess whether you have a good overview of your services and hardware. Engaging an IT partner that can manage all or part of your infrastructure to prepare you for the future could be a good way of facilitating the digitalisation process. If you’re aiming to cut costs, it's worth looking at the possibility of purchasing IT services on a monthly basis rather than investing in hardware and maintenance of your IT environment.
Identify your destination
Identifying where you want to be means deciding which processes and working methods you wish to streamline and digitalise. The best way to do this is to look at the measures which would create the greatest impact, most quickly. You should also assess the scope for digitalisation. This could involve various tools and applications that can make your day-to-day work easier.
Having identified your destination, it's time to embark on your digitalisation journey. However, to get to your destination you’ll need greater digital maturity in the company and the right infrastructure to hand.
Nordlo can help take you from where you are, to where you want to be
Where do you want to be when the new normal becomes reality? And how can your company remain competitive after this change takes place? Engaging external experts that can manage IT and technology on your behalf will enable you to focus on your core activities, and makes it easier to prioritise right for the future, with a partner that future-proofs your IT environment.
Nordlo can help your company move from where it is, to where it wants to be. We’ll guide you towards your destination by identifying the technology and IT measures that have the greatest impact, and lead to cost savings as well as greater organisational efficiency.