Running a multi-operations industry is tedious as managing multiple operations, each having distinct processes and systems, can be complex and time-consuming. Coordinating and aligning these different operations is challenging, specifically if geographically diverse, to keep everyone on the same page and working towards a common goal. However, there is a modern solution that can help drive success: developing an empowered and cohesive team through collaborative technologies.
In today’s digital age, several tools and solutions are available that can help teams communicate, collaborate, and work more efficiently. From cloud-based software to virtual meeting platforms, these tools can make it easier for your team to stay organized, track progress, and achieve their goals. Regardless, the benefits of modern technology go beyond just streamlining processes. By providing easy access to information and enabling real-time collaboration, these tools can help your team work more effectively as a unit.
To truly unlock its full potential and develop a high-performing team, it is vital to have a clear strategy in place. It should involve identifying your team’s specific needs and goals, including how technology can support them. For example, imagine working in an accounts payable department and being responsible for reviewing and approving incoming invoices. Without automation, you would have to manually review each invoice and decide whom to send it to for approval. It can be overwhelming and error-prone, especially if you have a high volume of invoices.
Indeed, utilizing modern solutions can improve efficiency and productivity. Business leaders can gain insights and make data-driven decisions by collecting and analyzing data from various sources, such as sales and customer service records. As businesses operating in a multi-operation industry often face intense competition from other large companies and smaller, more agile competitors, staying ahead of the competition requires a combination of innovation and efficiency.
Allocating technology effectively across multiple operations to support growth and innovation while maintaining efficiency and profitability creates a more cohesive, efficient, and productive team.
- Technology + operations: A flywheel for performance improvement by McKinsey & Company
- High-performance team-building by Deloitte Insights
- How Can Technology Enhance Teamwork & Groups in the Workplace? by David Sarokin