The economy can be a fickle beast. Economists of every stripe can prognosticate, speculate, and hypothesize until their faces turn blue, but the factors governing any change in the winds of business are too many and too varied to ever be accurately understood, let alone predicted.
While this may seem a bleak prospect for any company hoping to weather such changes, there remains one solid course of action. And that has been, is now, and forever shall be, training your employees to the highest degree, so that unforeseen twists and turns in the global or local economy are, at worst, easily overcome setbacks, and, at best, opportunities for growth, expansion, and innovation.
The concept of training makes some employers cringe, not for the concept itself but for the time and energy commitment it entails. After all, who would not want the best trained, best prepared, and best thinking employees in the business? But who has that kind of time?
A popular compromise lately has been the introduction of business training videos as part of more comprehensive business training programs aimed at shoring up weak points in the structure of your company. These videos can be used to address anything from accounting and customer service to corporate hierarchy and investments. Employers can learn to streamline their long term overall goals for the company, or subscribe to business meeting videos to learn how to more productively utilize the day to day burden of meetings.
As an example, business meeting videos can be shown en masse to your employees as part of a retreat or a educational requirement, or employees can be emailed a link to the business meeting videos online to watch at their convenience. And such videos can be targeted at the individuals who stand to benefit the most from them, rather than blanketing the organisation with information which may not be in any way useful given their role.
The face of business is changing. New technologies demand new approaches and new ideas. Luckily, these same technologies may also provide the means with which to stay current, and give your business the edge it needs to stay afloat in any economic weather.