If you’re a business leader, the effects of events over the last few months may have left you with an unparalleled level of exhaustion and uncertainty. What’s more, these events have yet to conclude, continuing to place the prospect of layoffs and furloughs atop business concerns. Speak to any other leader and the conclusions are clear—what’s happening now isn’t going away any time soon.
Today’s business disruptions however, don’t need to bring your organization’s operations to its knees. Business strategies and technologies exist to bridge the gaps. On this Fourth of July, you can declare independence from the uncertainty by pursuing technologies and strategies to help your business adapt and thrive, all while continuing to invest in your people and reduce your IT footprint.
The past few months have transformed HR’s role from service-based to operational. Now responsible for workplace safety, employee morale, and find ways to develop the workforce into new skillets, today’s HR leader now has a collaborative role with on-site facilities, health and wellness services, and education resources. Moreover, many of today’s workers also work from home and will be doing so for the foreseeable future, dependent on changing conditions.
The combination of these new paradigms boils down to empathy and putting your people first, whether it’s providing the right channels of communication to find needed information, providing the right tools that drives productivity, or helping re-skill an entire workforce. As we endure what the rest of the year has to provide for us, companies that go the extra mile for their employees are going to be the ones who stand out.
Let’s get down to the truth—businesses have been shocked by current events, but their survival hinges on their resilience. True independence from business disruption, thus, means having the right tools and insights that help drive continuity—including digital assistants, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics. HR must move beyond the hope of being able to outlive a crisis with limited tools and technology, and instead depend on data to navigate risk to meet ongoing business goals.
Second to this is adopting the right technology posture. Today’s most resilient businesses are maximizing their capabilities through unified solutions where their HR, finance, and supply chain applications all work together to provide a single view of the organization, resulting in more streamlined investments, reduced risks, and greater visibility.
Ultimately, the best part of a revolution is who fights by your side. When times are uniquely uncertain, you want to have allies who share your values and invest with the future in mind. After all, investment in technology should be for the long run, since technology adoption not only takes time, but also money.
For many of our customers, that’s us—an organization that spends $6 billion dollars annually on R&D, delivers 98% of our roadmap commits, and implements 4 out of every 5 new features based on customer feedback. But don’t just take our word for it— research firms Forrester, IDC, and Gartner have also done their own independent evaluations and have placed us atop their technology categories year after year.
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