When it comes to innovation, you’d be surprised at what you might be capable of with the right solution. ActiveCo’s approach to business relationships with our clients is that collaboration opens the floodgates to productivity; and with the right kind of collaborative and innovative technology, you’ll be able to unlock a whole new level of progress for your business. The impact that the right business solutions can have goes far beyond your initial investment of funding and time, it can be felt by new staff as you display your innovation and your ability to keep long term planning as part of your business model.

  • You’d be hard-pressed to find a business out there that doesn’t utilize some kind of software for their day-to-day needs
  • When your people see their leadership making conscientious investments into technology that improves their work/life balance, your HR retention rate will improve.
  • There is a technology platform out there that’s just right for your business, do you know how to find it?

Connecting Solutions
Depending on the task required, the right solution could be something as simple as using a file sharing service or as complex as a Voice-over-IP (VOIP) system. Either way, communications is one of the main ways your business can take advantage of innovative new services out in the world today. APIs now provide businesses with ways to integrate services with either in-house apps or cloud-based solutions, and they are largely responsible for how well your technology plays with each other.

Collaboration Suites
Software suites are one of the many ways businesses get most of their work done, and a single point of access makes it much easier to access them all. One great example of a collaboration suite is Slack, which provides each department within your organization customizable channels of communication. In other words, it is just like an intranet; it helps your employees stay organized and efficient. Collaboration suites can be hosted either off-site in the cloud, or in-house on your hardware.

Virtual Assistants
Virtual assistants make certain tasks much easier to manage in the workplace. For example, you can tell your phone to keep you updated on meeting times or events throughout the day. You can also set reminders of important tasks that must be done. Virtual assistants even have the capabilities to look through your emails to find the most important information, set up a to-do list, and more.

These technologies and strategies may not be required or useful company-wide but they can help you as the business owner, departments as needed, and individuals who need special support.

How would your unique business use these innovative collaboration tools? For information on how to make it happen, reach out to us at 604.931.3633.

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