3 steps to making your business more robust

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June 15, 2020

If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that business environments are always evolving. Change can happen gradually as a new competitor begins to emerge, or overnight as a pandemic spreads around the globe. Either way, if your business isn’t set up for the future, it could become a thing of the past.

To help you survive as well as thrive, we’re sharing three tips which can put your business in a better position to cope with any future bumps in the road.

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1. Set up your business so it can succeed anywhere

Flexible working arrangements are necessary for the future of businesses. To ensure your employees are productive no matter where they are, you can create a digital working environment to complement your physical premises.

The right technology can help you scale, evolve and streamline your work. Moving from filing cabinets into the Cloud will help your team collaborate more easily. The Cloud is an online storage system that can be accessed from anywhere as long as you have internet access. Popular Cloud options include Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive.

Once your virtual office is set up, digitise all of your paper files so your team can access what they need when they’re in the office or at home.

2. Digitise your internal processes

Your team needs to be on the same page even when they’re not in the same space. Fortunately, a lot of your manual processes can be digitised, which can massively help improve productivity.

Project management tools like Asana or Monday will help you get a better overview of timelines and progress. Using team collaboration tools like Google Docs allows your team to easily share documents and track changes. To streamline internal communication, consider tools like Slack or Google Hangouts to keep in touch with staff throughout the day. These are all tools that will help create efficient internal processes whether your staff is at your physical premises or elsewhere.

3. Give your tech the right support 

As you move your systems online, make sure your internet connection can handle it. It needs to be able to scale as your business does, otherwise, your systems could slow you down as you grow.

The Chorus fibre network provides the best possible internet connectivity to businesses with its business-grade fibre. It also boasts huge bandwidth capacity so it can support your whole staff no matter what they’re doing without a glitch or buffering. Simply put, fibre is the fastest and most reliable broadband technology available in New Zealand. 

Use Chorus’ Broadband Checker to see if fibre is available at your premise.

Over a million properties across New Zealand are fibre-ready, so there’s a good chance your employees can also connect to the network and benefit from its speed, capacity and reliability when they’re working from home.

Future-proofing areas of your operations by adopting digital practices can help you safeguard and evolve your business – putting you in a stronger position for whatever changes may come your way.




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