Since March 2020, much has changed in the business world, including how, where, and when people conduct much of their work. Where people have been unable to meet in person, technology has stepped in to guide many towards solutions. In light of this and the emergence from the pandemic, businesses should all now be looking forward and thinking about the type of tech they need to survive and thrive in 2022. Here is what you need.
One of the key developments in the world of software across the past handful of years has been the centralized software solution: the package that each of your employees is able to tap into and use, no matter where they are in the world. This is the case for payroll management, for file-sharing, and for CRM solutions.
Indeed, the more technology and systems are centralized in the modern business world, the more workers are able to plan and change around new challenges like the pandemic. The definitive guide to CRM software in 2021 can be found here, which shows you exactly how different centralized packages will help you get your customer success rate through the roof despite the recent disruption.
It’s fair to say that many businesses have been in something akin to “damage limitation mode” since the beginning of the pandemic. With the future uncertain and many businesses under threat of collapse, long-term planning has largely taken a back seat in favor of short-term plans to keep things moving and to generate the business required to keep operating into 2022.
But now, with 2022 approaching and a fresh chapter for many businesses, it’s time to engage with technologies that’ll help you plan how your team, your firm, and your individual team members will develop and grow in the coming year. One basic example is monday.com’s marketing plan template, which is perfect for getting marketing teams pulling in the same direction. There are, of course, hundreds of different planning tools for you to choose from, all of which can help you plot your path to future growth.
It’s difficult to remember a time when people weren’t all using the likes of Slack and Zoom to communicate with colleagues. The fact that these businesses were indeed set to emerge now seems inevitable. Still, they were certainly given a huge shot in the arm by the pandemic, and the need for distance meant this form of communication with one another was important.
But there’s more to distanced communication than meets the eye. It’s a way to have informal conversations that are far more effective than emails. Such technologies also help you exchange documents on secure channels, practice presentations with colleagues, and manage workflows and task allocation in real-time. All of these benefits can help improve your firm’s productivity as well as the morale and togetherness within your team.
Make your firm modern and adaptable with the three areas of software and technology that’ll set you apart from your competitors as you enter 2022.