One of the best ways to create positive change in your workplace is the act of projecting positive thoughts into it. In other words, we’re talking about ditching the typical doom-and-gloom that comes from the workplace and picturing the worst-case scenarios. We’re not trying to plan for the worst here; we’re trying to envision the best in an effort to make it a reality for your company. Let’s explore this concept by examining technology management.
Imagine arriving at the workplace after a long weekend. You’re full of energy, smiling, and ready to get to work. Instead of a computer that is slow and sluggish in the morning, you have a desktop that runs particularly well. In a split second, your computer boots up and is ready for you to get started on your daily tasks. You enter your password, check your phone for the multi-factor authentication code, and log on to your computer.
Next, you go to check your email. Oftentimes business professionals can get overloaded with emails, particularly after days when the office is closed, like extended weekends or holidays. In this case, your email inbox is nice and organized; there’s no clutter to be had here. You have email folders organized and sorted according to topic and priority, meaning that you know exactly what needs to be addressed on your first day back to the office.
After checking your email, you take a look at your productivity software and put together your daily to-do list. You have all the tools needed to get these tasks done and you are able to seamlessly navigate between them thanks to your productivity suite. There’s no reason to download new applications or look for alternative solutions; all software licenses are accounted for and all patches are applied as needed. Everything works just the way it’s supposed to.
That is, until you experience a problem with one of your devices. The monitor starts to flicker on and off. You contact your help desk or service provider, they deploy a technician, and the problem is resolved in a matter of minutes. How convenient! You don’t have to sit around waiting for someone to order new parts or cables, and you can get right back to work in a short moment.
Now, we’re not delusional; things can’t go perfectly all the time, and you can’t expect them to, either. That’s why preventive measures like network security and data backup/disaster recovery are so important, even for day-to-day operations. However, through the power of managed services, you can capture more than just a fraction of this productivity and efficiency. When your technology works for you the way it’s supposed to, you can focus on the tasks at hand rather than worrying about whether your web browser will crash or if your hard drive can hang on long enough for you to save important files.
Washington Works can help you implement technology solutions designed to help you focus on what truly matters most: running your business and getting the work done. To learn more about how we can optimize your business workflows through technology, reach out to us at 301-571-5040.
Washington Works has been serving the Bethesda area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.
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