In the modern workplace, the lynchpin that holds most organisations together is their technology. Whether it be the phone system to engage with customers, to internal emails enabling you to communicate freely across your organisation.
Managing your team and your technology can be a juggling act for some, trying to research and implement the latest technology, train your team, the list goes on. For our purposes we want to look at your business in a way that’s simple to understand - a football team.
Think of traditional business like an AFL team, you run out onto the field week after week and go through the motions. On your game days you have a win here and there, but for the most part you feel like luck is playing a huge part. You feel like you’re just following a routine rather than setting up a long term winning strategy. The inevitable question that we’re all thinking is how can you improve your chances of winning?
When it comes to winning you have three options:
- Hire better players
- Hire a new coach
- Train more frequently
All of these have inherent complications, hiring new players is expensive and time consuming. You may also discover after the fact that your new team member isn’t the right fit; back to step one.
Training more frequently is also a good option, but this is incredibly time consuming and can take months and months to see your desired result of winning.
When you look at hiring a coach for your team you are seeking an expert opinion on how you’re currently playing and how you can improve your chances next time you’re on the field. A good coach is able to take into account the way that you’re playing and the way your competitors are performing and give you a strategy to combat this.
You may have twigged by now that we’re not just talking about sport, but a solution that many businesses overlook. Managed Services and IT Support. You may know that your business can achieve more, but not know the exact steps to make this happen.
It’s possible that you’re currently trying to coach your team, but need some additional help to steer the ship in the right direction, that’s where you need to look at a solid partner with a strong history to help you succeed.
One thing that we constantly see with our clients is the attitude that ‘it’s always been done that way’ and there is no other solution. In order to grow and compete you need to wipe this thought process form your head. Like the football team, if you keep running onto the field and doing the same thing, you’re never going to improve.
With coaching and the support of a Managed Services Provider they can help you identify the problems within your business and devise a way to stop these in their tracks.
Seeking professional assistance enables you to remain active in the team, but have guidance from an authority who has likely seen the challenges you’re facing time and time again.
If you’re feeling like you could use an IT coach to help your business succeed, please contact CareIT on (03) 9024 6394.