It can be hard to keep your company relevant with so much competition trying to gain customers and grow. Your business needs to be up-to-date with market changes to excel. Here Rory Angold, a results-driven manager and team leader, reveals five ways to make your company more agile than competitors.
Encourage Taking Risks
To keep up with developments in the market and ensure that your company remains competitive, you need to create an organizational culture that encourages risk-taking. Since today’s market changes quickly, thanks to the advent of technology, ensure that employees can come up with the innovations needed to keep your business running. You need to encourage your employees to continually try out new products, services, and ways of doing things. When you adopt different methods, you help ensure that your organization remains relevant well into the future.
Communicate Your Vision
Every member of your team should have a clear understanding of your organization’s vision. Clear goals will allow them to make the right decisions and implement the strategies necessary to achieve long term goals. Review your vision regularly and implement programs that will help meet your goals.
Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Keeping updated with the developments in your industry is one of the best ways to make your company agile. It gives you an idea of how the market is behaving and lets you know what products and services are in demand, helping you make the adjustments necessary. Some of the best ways to stay up to date include networking, joining online forums or discussions, signing up to an online newsletter, and becoming a member of associations in your industry.
Invest in Technology
Technology helps you ease communication with employees, stay up to date on current events, save data, and even gain an edge over your competition. Investing in technology such as cloud-based services, VOIP business systems, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and others is a great way to keep your company current and allow it to grow with industry developments. Take time to research the best options for your business.
Promote Quick and Effective Decision Making
The speed of your company’s decision making can be the crucial difference between reacting to market threats in time and losing business to your competitors. It is, therefore, critical to create an environment and organizational structure that allows for rapid decision making to keep your business agile. At the same time, train your staff not to make any rash decisions. Provide training to help your team become knowledgeable in the industry and make proper decisions for the company.
If your company does not stay current, it can easily get left behind. Invest in technology options and train your employees to take risks and make quick decisions. Doing so will help your company thrive.
About Rory Angold
Rory Angold is the Executive Vice President at United Car Care, a company that offers vehicle service contracts that provide reliable protection at an affordable cost. Mr. Angold is the leader, the manager, the financial expert, and the insurance advisor all car dealers would want to have on their team. He has a knack for risk management, sales, and finance, all paired with a leadership mentality that makes him the ideal strategic consultant. He will help you devise and execute a detailed strategic plan to achieve both short-term and long-term goals.