Better Business Management Supported by Sage Products
Businesses that shift away from hierarchical leadership (the so-called “pyramid” or “top-down” management style) grow faster, better, and stronger than those wedded to the old style of leadership. Sage products—Sage software—can help improve business management throughout SMBs.
The Deloitte Human Capital 2017 study reveals that among the 7,000 companies it surveyed, the #1 issue described by leaders is how to shift the organization and leadership structure to meet modern-day demands. 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?
Sage products, specifically Sage software, can be the catalyst that transforms your organization from a “do this” mentality to a “we can do this together” mindset. Here’s how Mindover Software’s Sage products can support the transformation of your organization into a teamwork-based company.
Sage Software Facilitates Teamwork
Whether you add an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system such as Sage 100, Sage 300 ERP or 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 that 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 300, and Acumatica ERP, information can be shared among workers so that 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; Sage 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 Mindover Software comes into the picture. We help companies grow through the smart use of technology. By choosing the right Sage products, for example, you can gain a competitive edge.
We’ve been helping companies face and overcome technology changes and turbulent economic times, as well as helped them gain competitive advantages using new technology, since 2000. Mindover Software can assist you with choosing the right Sage software, updating existing Sage products, or adding to your base suite with new CRM and other modules that help you maintain a productive environment.
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.
Mindover Software provides business software and solutions to companies big and small. We help companies select and use technology, adapting to the ever-changing demands of their industries through new and innovative software products. Contact us today for more information.