Are you overseeing productivity within your company?
Having a hard time benchmarking where teams are and where they should be?
You might want to revisit your goals first.
Setting clear, measurable objectives is paramount to productivity and where it’s occurring, whether in-office or remotely.
In its recent article, 3 Drivers to Broaden View of Productivity: Well-being, Collaboration, Innovation,
“The only measure of productivity that matters is how well someone is doing at meeting their goals.
Assuming those goals are properly set, align with the organization’s overall mission, and are measurable, where and when someone works shouldn’t’ matter.”
Quite possibly, workplaces might need to be rethought to improve culture and productivity.
There are many factors to consider within workplaces. We will key in on three for this article: well-being, collaboration, and innovation.
Jaime Teevan is chief scientist at Microsoft. Along with researchers from across Microsoft, Teevan completed 50 research studies
throughout multiple divisions and departments, from engineering to facilities, in what the team considered in January 2021
to be, the largest compilation of research related to the pandemic’s impact on work practices available to date.
It was coined The New Future of Work Report. Since then, more studies have been conducted and results published as the pandemic
has continues to challenge business operations in unprecedented ways.
Teevan’s research digs deep to “examine employees’ well-being, social connections, and collaboration and the innovation they bring to drive business success.”
By conducting this research, Teevan hopes managers can broaden their views on productivity.
She continues, “You measure performance the same as if the people were in the office. You don’t really know what they’re doing sitting at their desks.”
Trinitas supports its clients’ wireless teams’ work cultures and has years of success improving them through our commitment to clients.
Through Teevan’s lens, Trinitas supports her three pillars of performance.
Well-being – Although well-being is comprised of many different factors, a few areas we focus on are:
- Creating more free time during the workday
- Simplifying processes that are easier to use and follow
- Providing customer support that is friendly and quickly solves our clients’ issues
Recently we learned a client’s IT team was spending too much time supporting its employee needs. Together with the client we decided to look at some
lighter spend areas to determine if there were ways to save their IT time supporting those areas.
The goal was to shore up those processes that would then free up their IT teams time to devote to the bigger projects.
Trinitas found the team was spending an enormous time supporting their Wireless Device Accessory program.
To solve for this, Trinitas implemented:
- A company-specific online catalogue that had their device-specific products
- Managerial approval
- Custom and comprehensive monthly billing solutions that saved their AP significant processing times
Additionally, Trinitas became an extension of the client’s IT team and managed the accessory program for them. With the significant savings, they were
able to take on another IT employee to help with their daily functions. We continued to look at other lower spend services with similarly positive outcomes.
Collaboration – Trinitas values the importance of collaborating with its clients. Together we can uncover areas for new revenue, determine how to improve processes,
and expand employee productivity. Recently, a healthcare company that had 10,000 wireless devices wanted to find a way to cut costs.
Through our collaboration, we uncovered the company was significantly overpaying for warranty rand replacement costs for their devices. View the case study here to learn more.
Innovation – COVID-19 Has permanently changed our workplaces and enterprise companies must adapt their telecommunications if they want to keep you.
With the shift to both office and work-from-home employees, Trinitas created its Enterprise Anywhere suite of services that can be customized to fit your enterprise company business.
To read more about it, view our Enterprise Anywhere white paper.
Fostering Agreements That Lead To Growth
Are your company and employees making bad agreements that are hurting both?
“By ‘agreements’ I mean those subtle convictions we come to, assent to, give way to, or are raised to assume are true. It happens down deep in our souls where our real beliefs about life are formed. Something or someone whispers to us, Life is never going to turn out the way you’d hoped, or Nobody’s going to come through, or God has forsaken you. And something in us responds, That’s true. We make an agreement with it, and a conviction is formed.” – (reference John Eldredge)
Although these are on a personal level, agreements become stronger in the workplace because of failed plans and reduced victories. As a result, your team might come to some of the below agreements. Once agreements are made, they can provide an excuse. Some of these agreements could be:
“This is too hard and can’t be done.”
“I have a terrible boss.”
“This vision is terrible and won’t work.”
“I hate the processes.”
“My company doesn’t care about me.”
“I won’t succeed at this.
“I’m on my own with the company.”
“The visions will never succeed”
How do you change these mindsets and agreements? Realizing victories small and large is a start.
When plans work, visions become reality, prosperity increases, employees have higher wages, and partners who are committed to helping their clients achieve these things change mindsets and overcome these negative agreements.
Trinitas has a 10-year history of serving businesses and helping them achieve great victories. We operate within the philosophy of caring deeply for our clients, working tirelessly for their visions, and demonstrating a relentless fight for their growth.
Recently, one of our clients made an agreement that there was no post market value for their wireless devices and if there was it would be too hard to manage. So, they just sent their old devices to be recycled.
After learning this we shared an alternative possibility. We could simply set up an online dashboard to review their returned devices. We quickly provided value for their devices, pre-paid shipping labels, and helped them unlock devices so it wouldn’t be time consuming.
Once they reluctantly tried the process, they immediately saw how easy it was to work with and realized over $50,000.00 in new revenue. They have broken that bad agreement and begun identifying other areas where these bad agreements might exist within their organization, working to remedy them.
If you would like to learn more about how Trinitas can help you identify bad agreements within your company and save money in the process, give us a call today.
(Matthew 20:28 – Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.)
Elevating Your Business – and Ours – With Superior Customer Service
Words many use to describe today’s culture are:
All these terms speak of expectation of someone else doing something for a person while the person does nothing to receive it. Whatever happened to embodying a servant heart? What happened to serving your fellow person without expecting anything in return? The belief was that if you served others willingly without expectation, God would return it to you in some way in a greater portion.
At Trinitas, we believe this! We believe in a servant heart, and in serving our clients and each other tirelessly. When we do, the rewards are much richer and greater than money alone.