By Mike Kirby on 10/16/18 10:43 AM
No one likes to be around people with bad personalities, and no employee looks forward to working at a company with a bad personality. Corporate culture is the personality of a company and it can influence everything from whether employees like coming to work to how productive they are to how much profit your company earns—or loses. According to a recent study, stock prices for companies listed on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rose 14 percent every year from 1998 to 2005. Stock prices for companies not on the list only went up 6 percent per year in the same time period.
Luckily, you don’t have to make major changes to your company in order to provide an environment employees will love. Technology is often overlooked as one way to improve corporate culture, but it plays an important role. Technology empowers employees to be the best they can be. It gives employees resources to be more efficient. It also allows employees to effectively manage time so they can spend more time doing what they want or need to do.
Here are some ways technology can help your employees:
- Cloud-based computing means information is easily accessible, inducing less stress.
- Proper videoconferencing systems allow employees to work from home with family instead of traveling for business meetings.
- Streamlined processes help employees finish their work in less time, leaving more time to get a jump start on their next project, head home and spend more time with their family, or enjoy their favorite hobby.
Having technology specifically designed for your company’s needs is icing on the cake. It isn’t just about having the newest system. What good will this do if you don’t know how to use it? What if the technology you buy isn’t the technology your company needs?
That is where AV technologists come into play. AV teams can come into your business and find solutions that meet your company’s exact needs. They will also provide ongoing support so you don’t have to worry about problems in the future.
Proper technology means your employees can get more done in less time. It means more collaboration and teamwork to share ideas. Technology allows remote work and flexible work schedules. A culture of empowerment through technology will increase satisfaction in employees. These are not only benefits for your business, but they are benefits that will make your employees happier and result in increased productivity.
That is what employees want: flexibility, time to spend how they choose, and resources to help them do their best work. While silly furniture and bright colors may make an employee’s day a little brighter, it won’t give them what they really want in the long run. To learn more about how technology can positively impact your company culture, subscribe to our blog.