Your business software can be the catalyst that transforms your organization to meet modern day demands. One study shows that organizations that move toward team-based management grow faster, better, and stronger than those using the traditional hierarchical leadership.
A Deloitte Human Capital 2017 study reveals that among the 7,000 companies it surveyed, the primary issue described by leaders is how to shift the organization and leadership structure. The Harvard Business Review backs this up with an older article describing several companies with a teamwork approach who were successful using fewer people than other strict hierarchical companies.
In other words, the better your staff works as a team, the stronger your organization will become. How do you shift from a directive-based organization to one that supports independent thinking, team creativity, and shared ownership of projects?
It turns out that enterprise software can be a trigger to move your business from a “do this” mentality to a “we can do this together” mindset. Here’s how Accounting Systems, Inc.’s products can support the transformation of your organization into a teamwork-based company.
Business Software Facilitates Teamwork
Whether you add an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system such as Sage 100, Sage BusinessWorks, Acumatica , or another type of companywide software product, the shared resources and information enhance teamwork.
Older business models relied upon the boss to direct individuals to complete tasks. It wasn’t that the boss was smarter or better than the workers. He might be the only one with the requisite knowledge to make decisions surrounding resources and personnel. The boss had information the workers didn’t have, so they had to rely on his judgment to know which tasks to perform next, when, and why.
Fast-forward to today. With the rise of systems such as Sage 100, Sage BusinessWorks, and Acumatica ERP, information can be shared among workers so no one needs to rely solely on a leader to dictate when, where, why, and how tasks are done.
Leaders can set direction and focus, but workers are empowered with the information they need to manage tasks, work collaboratively, and streamline decision-making. Because all the information they need about accounts, clients, inventory, and sales are at their fingertips, they can act independently. The results are a faster, better organization in which individuals can work together on shared projects rather than wait for direction.
The Role of Leadership in Today’s Organization
Leadership has changed since the past century when one person dictated everything that happened within the office or factory floor. Today’s leaders are the ones who can motivate, inspire, and communicate the company’s vision effectively to the workers. The workers can then use information derived from systems such as Sage and Acumatica to complete important tasks. Leaders aren’t needed to convey information; the software does that. Instead, leaders interpret and organize that information to set goals and milestones as well as inspire and motivate teams to achieve them.
Technology Changed the Workforce
Although many factors influenced this shift from top-down leadership to a flat hierarchical structure, one important change is how technology impacts the workforce.
Technology bridges information gaps. It enables people to work collaboratively in ways never seen before. It helps people do more in less time.
It can be difficult, however, to keep up with the swift paces of change in the world of technology. That’s where ASI comes into the picture. We help companies grow through the smart use of technology. By choosing the right business software you can gain a competitive edge.
Throughout the ages, leadership styles have moved from dictatorial methods to today’s team-based atmosphere. The right software can help teams manage themselves, freeing leaders to motivate and inspire. It’s a healthy work environment that encourages growth, innovation, and productivity.
Ready for a Change? Call ASI
Business change is possible with the right software. Accounting Systems Incorporated (ASI). Software such as Acumatica ERP, and Sage 100, Sage BusinessWorks can provide the time-saving information that you need to grow your company. For more information, visit our website, or call us at 803-252-6154.