By the end of 2015, it is predicted that well over 2 billion smartphones and 1 billion tablets will be used on a regular basis throughout the world. And if you look around your office, chances are the majority of your employees have at least one of these devices of their own sitting on their desks or tucked away in their pockets.
Think back to the last time you found yourself in a situation where you were developing a relationship with a new friend or possibly even a love interest. A lot of things went through your mind as the relationship grew. On some level, you probably asked yourself questions such as:
What will we gain by deepening this relationship?
What are the expectations if we move forward?
While the outcomes may be different, a relationship is a relationship.
Are you a highly productive person? Do you wonder how some people seem to get a lot more done during the day?
Productivity isn’t about how smart you are, your knowledge base, or how capable you are. Being productive is about putting certain habits into place.
Your customers have questions. You have the answers. It’s the job of your sales and marketing process to make the two connect in the easiest way possible.
In years past, you might have handled the process with consultations and brochures. Technology increased and a lot of the process moved to the web.
As a small medical practice, comparing how your business runs today with even a few short years ago can make it seem light years apart. Technology doesn’t just change by the year, in some cases it seems to change every day. Go back ten years to a time when a cell phone was simply a phone.
No matter if you run a company of one, or have thousands of employees all over the world, keeping your sensitive information away from potential threats is critical to your success.
Yet studies consistently show that as many as 8 in 10 businesses have had a data breach at some point in the previous two years.
As the head of a company, customer satisfaction is your top priority. Yet with so many contact points throughout the process, perfecting every piece can be a challenge.
To ensure customer satisfaction, you need to attract the right potential clients, gain their trust, provide them with a high level of service, and finally be there for any comments or questions that may arise throughout the process, even long after the sale has been made.
If you run a small to medium size business, technology is probably one of the top frustrations you deal with each year. Not only do you have to keep up with the latest device – would your sales team operate better with tablets over laptops – you also have to stay on top of software upgrades and security updates.
Passwords. We all use them every single day.
Studies consistently show that people become lazy when it comes to creating a password, with the top spots going to things like “password” and “123456”. But with a little education, you can bring your employees around to changing their habits and creating a more encrypted password choice.
Think back to how quickly technology has changed. A few short years ago, every computer was a free standing unit. All upgrades, all changes, all control was handled by moving from unit to unit.
Fast forward as organizations quickly found ways to integrate the entire process to help them scale their businesses.