Your IT strategy is as crucial to the success of your organization as any other core business function, whether it be sales and marketing, accounting, human resources or administration.
And just like any of those core business functions, staff training is crucial. IT isn’t just about what technology your company uses, it’s about how your employees use those tools to optimize their time and build more efficient processes.
Having a world-class IT strategy can help your company become competitive, but training your staff to use those tools correctly is what will truly distinguish your brand from its major competitors.
The objective of IT training is to prepare your company’s employees to effectively manage and operate its data, resources and processes through the seamless use of new and existing technologies.
With that in mind, OT Group has created a list of five reasons why staff training should be top of the agenda when partnering with an IT Services company:
#1 - Improved employee productivity
By training your employees to better use the technology systems that are key to their jobs, employees will spend less time troubleshooting and more time on productive and revenue-driving tasks.
Similarly, employees who are knowledgeable and can easily maneuver the technology they use, the faster and more effectively they can complete work. This all makes for a more productive workforce.
#2 - Reduce employee turnover
Employees think about the entire experience when working for your company. Any friction in that experience makes them more likely to seek out work with another company. If their knowledge of technology is holding them back from completing their work as productively as they’d like, that’s going to cause frustration within your team.
On the other hand, employees who can efficiently complete their job and use the extra time to focus on creative decision making are going to be happier in their position and less likely to seek new job opportunities.
#3 - Encourage staff progression
Training your employees to use technologies and IT programs within your organization will ensure your team is able to acquire new skills. As a result, your business will be able to put a focus on personal development and team morale, and this will increase the contribution each staff member offers your business.
#4 - Make the transition to new IT systems and technologies easier
A technology implementation can have a huge impact on an organization, and even more so when its employees don’t know how to properly use it once it has been implemented. This can have a serious impact on work quality, productivity and your company’s overall profitability.
IT training will ease that transition to new IT systems and technologies, making it a seamless experience for both your staff, your company and even your customers.
#5 - Better optimize your existing technologies
IT services involves the recommendation and implementation of new technologies that improve your internal processes, but it’s not always focused on new tools. In fact, a large aspect of IT services is training your staff to use the existing technologies that your organization already has in place.
By doing this, your IT services provider can train your employees to optimize the existing technologies your company already has. The result? Improved internal processes, greater ROI from your existing technology and improved employee efficiency.
Want to learn more about the importance of IT training for your employees and how OT Group can help? Contact us today. We offer IT services throughout the Toronto to Ottawa corridor, and we’d love to help make your business more profitable.