5 Ways Managed IT Builds a More Resilient Workplace
The workforce is changing – and businesses must pay attention.
These changes are attributed to several factors including the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, global economic slowdowns, employee burnout, reduced talent availabilities, workplace frustrations and the threats of “The Great Resignation”. In fact, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has reported that the national turnover or resignation rate recorded in February 2022 rose to a 10-year high of 9.5%. There were also 2.1 million people who left or lost a job in the previous 12 months, up from the 1.8 million recorded in February 2021.
This shift in the workforce poses a significant challenge for all businesses, making it harder today to engage and retain employees as well as attract top talent.
With staff being your most important asset, it has become more important than ever to foster a resilient workplace where employees are motivated and fulfilled because they have the tools, technologies and support they need to succeed.
Fortunately, there are effective ways to foster a highly resilient workplace – one of these is optimising Managed IT.
Why is having a resilient workplace important?
A resilient workplace is about having a healthy, happy and productive work environment that mitigates burnout, prevents absenteeism and improves employee performance.
Prioritising staff wellbeing is a critical strategy that empowers you to retain current employees and entice new ones to join you.
In turn, strong workplace resilience supercharges efficiency, drives business continuity and accomplishes overall objectives. It also offers other advantages to your business, including:
- allowing you to save both time and costs from constantly replacing employees
- making you more competitive in the labour market by positioning you as a forward-thinking organisation that enhances employees’ welfare
- earning excellent business results by enabling staff to focus on what they do best
- increasing your business’ overall level of adaptability by ensuring your employees can overcome disruptions, handle challenges and embrace changes with the right resources.
This is where the role of IT, or more specifically, Managed IT can help.
How can Managed IT build a more resilient workplace?
The global IT outsourcing industry is predicted to grow by $98 billion from 2020 to 2024, expanding at a 5% compound annual growth rate.
This demonstrates that so many organisations find Managed IT to be a smart investment, adding value to their employees and the organisation as a whole. As a growing business, you can also make the most out of Managed IT to enhance your working environment.
Here’s how Managed IT helps you build a more resilient workplace:
1: You can rely on Managed IT to troubleshoot complex IT issues, control risks and resolve incidents with minimal disruptions on your end.
This ensures your employees can easily get back on track whenever a potential challenge arises. With a professional IT team that’s always quick to respond and address problems, your staff don’t have to deal with the hassle. At mcrIT, we have a Technical Support and Service Desk IT Services team that provides infrastructure, networking, security, end-user and any other facet of IT support, on call.
2: Managed IT enables you to save time, effort and money.
When you outsource your IT function to a reliable managed service provider like mcrIT, you won’t have to worry about the recruitment and training of IT staff. This enables you to focus your resources on attracting, engaging and retaining talent for your core business.
You can trust that our team at mcrIT offers a diverse range of off-the-shelf or customised services that are perfect for your needs and budget.
3: With Managed IT, you can ensure your employees have 24/7 IT support and cyber protection – whenever and wherever they need it.
Unlike an internal IT team that only provides assistance during standard business hours, Managed IT services cater to the technology needs of your employees who are working remotely or have flexible schedules. At mcrIT, we offer Managed Cloud services that equip your employees with servers, storage, backups and operating applications. We also perform pro-active monitoring and security services for your peace of mind 24/7.
4: Optimising Managed IT enables you to better support employees’ welfare.
Managed IT ensures your employees won’t have to get drawn into IT tasks that are beyond their job functions, saving them from the stress that comes along with it.
Also, with today’s more common remote working arrangements, Managed IT maintain communication systems so that remote staff never feel cut off or isolated.
Furthermore, you can divert the budget for hiring a full-time IT department into employee engagement activities that can enhance workplace resilience.
5: Managed IT helps your team get ahead of your competition.
Outsourcing your IT means your team has access to the latest tools, expertise and resources, including updates on growing trends that can enable them to achieve internal efficiencies and position your business to thrive in your industry.
This is incredibly motivating and exciting for teams. For instance, we are able to upgrade our Clients’ servers, storage and backup to help their organisation keep pace with the requirements and expectations of their market. See more of our client success stories here.
Build a more resilient workplace today with mcrIT’s Managed IT services
At mcrIT, we are your responsive and reliable Sydney-based Managed IT experts who deliver IT services that translate technology into workplace strength and optimal business outcomes.
By outsourcing your IT to us, you’ll be equipped with the right technology, technical expertise and ongoing support to create a more resilient, productive and healthy workplace that attracts and retains top talent for your core business.
We manage IT for you, so you can focus on adapting to the evolving workforce and taking your business to the next level.
Let’s discuss how we can bring more value.