Happy team, profitable business

Happy team, profitable business

In most businesses, the people really are the strongest part. Keeping them happy and motivated is a core part of your job, right?

Question: What would make your team happier?

Make it a priority in the next few weeks to sit down with your team (either as a group or 121) and ask them this exact question. Because wouldn’t it be better if you found out now:

  • Whether they need specific skills training
  • What’s frustrating them in their role
  • What could help them be more productive
  • And what they really think of the coffee in the kitchen?

If you know what would make a difference to your team – and particularly when you see trends of the same issue across a number of people – you can start to make improvements.

And isn’t that what we all really want this year?

As always, if any of their frustrations are related to their technology, tell them to get in touch. There are always options to make tech faster and easier for everyone.

Call us on 01732 617788 or drop us a line at [email protected].

The ultimate guide to productivity in 2021

The ultimate guide to productivity in 2021

It’s fair to say that last year will forever be remembered. We all had some setbacks.

Starting this year on a positive note then – let’s set ourselves up for huge success, shall we?

You’ve probably already set yourself a juicy list of goals for the year.

So to help you achieve those goals, I’ve created my ultimate guide to productivity – getting things done in 2021.

Inside, I’ve highlighted many of the areas you need to look at, to boost productivity across your whole business. And the apps that can help you do it faster.

Download your free copy instantly

Sorry boss, I’m leaving

Sorry boss, I’m leaving

As a business owner, you get this from your team now and again. Sometimes it’s expected; sometimes it’s out of the blue. Frankly, it’s annoying.

One of the things you must consider when anyone leaves, is how to make sure your business’s data is fully protected.

Of course, you should take this case by case. But there will usually be some instances where you wouldn’t trust someone not to try and take some company data when they leave.

For this reason, it’s vital to have a plan of action which includes:

  • Removing their access to email
  • Disabling access to all their apps and software
  • Taking a backup of all data and archiving it
  • Only giving your people access to the files they need to use in the first place
  • Removing access to cloud-based apps on their personal devices
  • Disabling any company owned devices

We’re always here to help and give advice. Would you like us to review the plan for when someone leaves your business?

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

This is a list you need to know about

This is a list you need to know about

I like a good top list. Top TV shows, celebs, latest gadgets, etc…

And there’s a new list that you’re going to want to know about. It’s the top scams relating to the current situation.

I know; it’s not the light relief I usually like in a list either.

But it’s vital that you and your people are aware of these scams right now.

So my team and I have created a short video to make it easier for you.

Watch our short video now

 

**Newsflash** Sandra has the latest gossip

**Newsflash** Sandra has the latest gossip

We’ve all done it.

  • A quick check of the news when you’re putting off a dreaded task
  • Distracting yourself with a quick bit of surfing before you make that horrible phone call
  • Or… “I’ll just have a quick look on Facebook…” ????

Sometimes it helps us to take a few minutes to ourselves. To gear up for a job we really don’t want to do.

And that’s not a bad thing. So long as it’s only a few minutes.

It becomes a problem when you spend more time faffing, then you do “doing stuff”.

Can’t imagine you personally have this problem.

But maybe some of your staff do. Especially if they’re still working remotely, with all the distractions of home.

Now, we’re not advocates of micromanagement at all. Watching someone like a hawk all day rarely works in your favour.

But sometimes it’s good to have a plan to check exactly how much (or little) work is getting done in a day.

And that’s where monitoring your team’s computers can come in handy.

Do you suspect that Sandra spends more time checking her Facebook feed than she does checking on your clients? Switch on her monitoring and see for yourself.

It gives you proof of your suspicions. And something to raise privately with her, to ask her to make some changes.

Think of it less as Big Brother. And more like a business productivity tool.

But there are a lot of HR implications to consider. You have to be open with your team about usage monitoring, explain why you’re doing it, and not be seen to be targeting certain people.

So if this is something you’d find useful, my team can help get it set up for you – and talk you through how best to use it. Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].