As technology slowly but surely continues to take over what used to be every day, essential ‘hands on’ job roles throughout Orlando, it’s also, quite happily, doing something else in the background too; cheeky! Not only is it effortlessly taking time-consuming, mind-numbing processes, and completing them in a fraction of the time, when compared to a person. It’s also growing, at the same time, probably hoping that no one would notice, because they’re too busy trying to figure out how it’s managed to complete a day’s worth of tasks in a matter of minutes;
Sorry tech, nice try, but no cigar this time! You’d have to be pretty much in a permanent state of comatose to not see how fast tech is growing. As a business owner, the evidence is even closer to home than you are. If you have children, then it will be even more evident, our good pal tech probably has them fixated, most of the time, feeding their brains with just enough blue light to keep them hooked. If that is what home life looks like, then what does it mean for your business?
Smarter than it seems
When it comes to blue light, your employees shouldn’t be too affected, certainly if your company is anything like Managed IT Services, Orlando and operates within typical day time hours. The biggest danger during the day time is, probably social media, the average person is quite literally addicted to it, most of which don’t even know how far gone they are so, why would you encourage your own employees to spend longer than they need to using computers and various other forms of tech when, they needn’t have to?
Blue light has more of a negative effect after sun set whereas, social media is at its worst during the day time, where most people need no excuse to actively engage in distracting themselves from their work. That also goes for your IT team, distractions are even more attractive, if what you are doing doesn’t have you fully engaged, and focused on the task in hand, additionally, if you don’t like doing something, or it’s just, simply, boring, then a distraction is inevitable.
Do yourself, and your IT team a favour
Most IT teams are overworked, there’s no denying that the majority could benefit from a reduced workload, their time will be much better spent in areas of tech that they qualify for such as, setting up smartphones, and actually enjoy doing. Anything else is, nothing short of counterproductive, it will cost you and your business time and money, resulting in employees losing interest in their jobs and causing them to feel like they aren’t valued.
There is no winner in this scenario, it will cost you time, money, and good people as the original effort of using your IT team to take care of all areas of your business tech infrastructure actually, ends up failing, doing precisely the opposite of what you set out to do in the first place.
It all boils down to skill sets and time
Aside from the above, when it comes to your IT team managing things like your website, why would you ask them to, and why would they take it on? Most people associate websites with computers, the Internet and generally something that ‘the tech guys’ do so, that’s probably why you might assign it to them.
Most people will also agree to do almost any work-related task, if they need the money that their job role provides them with. That, alongside the notion that a lot of employees have which tells them that, the more they do, the more likely they will be to get a raise, or promotion when the time comes. There is also the fact that, if you are a ‘nice’ boss, they would probably go above and beyond regardless, just because they like you.
Would you hire a plumber to fix your TV?
A website is essentially a sales tool, it is the main point of contact for your business and, as such, it needs to be very carefully crafted with the correct content, pictures, words, phrases, things that grab people’s attention, like candy to a baby. With all the respect in the world, most IT guys are not sales people, they just aren’t, if they were then they would have applied for a job role within your sales and marketing team, if you have one.
It makes about as much sense as hiring a plumber to fix your TV, or a TV repairman to come and install new flooring in your home, or business. Even your sales and marketing team aren’t the right people, they’ve got enough on their plates as it is, keeping your existing clients happy and, promoting your business to new prospects, either in person, or via email/phone calls. Ideally you should really outsource your web management processes to a team of experts who aren’t already tasked with completely irrelevant tasks, when compared with their skill sets.