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Can Machines Save Man? Fight the Stress Epidemic

Let’s face it — even the best teams suffer from burnout. A stress epidemic is sweeping through the workforce, turning great minds to mush and crashing productivity. In a recent corporate survey, a staggering 26% of employees predicted a stress-induced plateau within a year.

So how can employers combat the growing nemesis of efficiency, inspiration, and drive? The answer may lie in boosting your company’s success with Business Intelligence Tools.

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While the initial investment and subsequent learning curve inherent with new technology can be daunting, improved systems are the ultimate management tool. Intelligence is key in centering goal-driven outcomes. One of the earliest symptoms of burnout is losing sight of the bigger picture. Employees often feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of tasks. It can be difficult to know where to begin, let alone direct a plan of action that looks beyond the immediate busy season.

Business intelligence tools can help by directing allocation efforts, delegating tasks, and providing the technology to manage multiple arms of an organization. Delegation is essential in cutting down on the “busy work” that causes the bulk of corporate stress. Then, focusing efforts on manageable subtasks.

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Inability to anticipate company trends is among the top factors adding to your employee burnout. Business Applications Editor, Brian McKenna, notes, “Assessing which work makes the biggest impact is an impossible task for many teams without business intelligence. If your company is managing work through emails and spreadsheets, project details are rarely up to date, and even when details are current, they are often too fragmented to tie to business impact.

Technology is immensely powerful in client management, marketing analysis and trends, and identifying comprehensive strengths and weaknesses in your operation. Intelligence tools allow managers to zoom in on peak metrics, recognize and resolve stagnant processes, and allocate talent in a manner that provides the greatest level of output success. When departments and teams work together, this resolves the often bemoaned conundrum of an employee doing “their job and someone else’s job.” Every part of a business is interdependent and critical to the overall function of a company.

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So what are the first steps a business should take when implementing new technology? Computer Weekly recommends getting set up with a collaborative work management platform or CWM. Implementing a CWM improves teamwork. Additionally, a solid platform allows for process automation, custom templates, and real-time workflow analytics.

The next step to success is building a Customer Relation Management System or CRM. This tool is critical in tracking sales and maintaining client relationships throughout the stages of the buyer’s journey. Need assistance getting started? We’re here to help you hit your target every time.

More productivity and less stress are the workplaces of the future. For more tips on super powering your business, check out How to Retain Key Employees by Investing in Technology and contact us for stress-free tech solutions.

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