This might sound like a statement of the obvious, but no one plans an accident. There are some environments, however, where accidents are expected. While not exactly planned, there are some workplaces where people are not surprised when something happens that results in an injury or causes damage. They consider this kind of unpredictability normal. How does this happen? Bad habits are easily formed when there is a lack of training or a desire to cut corners or reduce immediate costs. Complacency about the practices and habits that cause unpredictability are probably causing more damage than you realize, embezzling resources that could and should be focused on improving and growing your company.
One of the most important (and often overlooked) facets of a successful Information Technology system is strategy. IT strategy allows your organization to predict and prepare for changes in the IT landscape, and effectively pivot with changing business requirements and new cybersecurity threats in the process. Moreover, developing a smart, flexible IT strategy makes it possible for your company to identify and invest in the best and most effective IT tools, systems and practices, maximizing productivity while increasing the quality of service and support offered to your customers and employees. The result? Better and more predictable IT that increases employee satisfaction, decreases the total cost to meet customer needs and optimizes IT ROI.
Predictability: It's what Safety and IT Management have in common
New Ulm, MN 9/6/2017 – Thriveon, a Minnesota IT service that combines strategy and management is the sponsor for the Manufacturers Alliance seminar on October 12th, “Engaging Every Individual in Safety.” At the seminar, three speakers will be presenting ideas on how their manufacturing companies have been able to keep safety top of mind with their employees.
Could Your Business Survive a Disaster?
Our hearts go out to all of the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in the gulf coast states. The images that we are seeing in the media are dramatic and we can only imagine what the people are going through as their lives are endangered, and they see their homes and businesses damaged or destroyed. Right now efforts in the area are focused on safety and shelter. When the storm ends and the waters start to recede, businesses large and small will have to figure out how they will get back up and running. Do you know what you would do if this was you? What does it take for a business to survive a disaster?