Even the most uncertain times don’t stop consumer demand. As COVID-19 continues to make its way across the US, organizations are still trying to keep up with delivering the experiences, products and services consumers expect. Some are doing so while also attempting to manage a newly remote-based workforce.
The need for speed in the form of efficient processes is greater than ever before.
Remote Work: Inefficient Processes Slow Us Down
According to Google, employees lose productive time at work due to unproductive meetings, toggling between applications, communication barriers, tech trouble, busywork and more. With 69% of workers wasting up to an hour each day simply switching applications and 40% of workers spending a quarter of their workweek on manual and repetitive tasks, it’s easy to see the problem: inefficient processes slow us down.
Unfortunately, for some organizations, this problem is exasperated by new remote work processes some employees have never experienced before. Not only do they need to keep up with their work, but they must also do so in a tech-driven environment.
Furthermore, legacy systems make it nearly impossible to stay efficient in the new normal. Nearly four in ten US-based business and IT leaders say their systems make it harder, not easier, for employees to work quickly.
Moving Faster With Cloud Automation
The question is, is there a fast solution that can help your organization move forward during this time of crisis? Absolutely and you already know the answer. All you have to do is complete a task on your phone to understand the benefits of cloud automation and app-based work.
The phrase, “there’s an app for that,” is true. Cloud-based tools allow your employees to do their most important work without the barrier of repetition. Some tasks they’re currently doing themselves can be automated instead of taking up precious time.
For example, instead of manually sending documents via email, your team can share and view documents in one simple location. Instead of manually installing critical updates, cloud software updates itself automatically. The list goes on and on.
By automating repetitive tasks and creating efficient processes via apps, you’re removing the barriers your employees must push through to get to the meat of their work. Automation and efficiency increase productivity, allowing your organization to move faster and deliver more value, regardless of what’s happening around you.
This Shift in the Norm Doesn’t Have to Stop You
Your shift from in-office work to remote work to help stop the spread of COVID-19 doesn’t have to bring business operations to a screeching halt. Cloud-based processes and automation can make all the difference. If you’re ready to move your business forward, Agosto can help. Give us a call at 612-430-6316 or send us a message.