How are you doing with your new years resolutions?

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Most New Years resolutions are rooted in the desire to make constructive changes that deliver some benefit. However, as many of us know, New Year’s resolutions rarely make it past February.  To help keep you focused on creating a beneficial change, Scout has compiled a list of four things that you and your organization can do to improve operations.

Setting Up Vacation Calendar
When one thinks of taking a vacation, it conjures up images of beaches, packing and perhaps a well-earned drink, or three. What rarely comes to mind, however, is setting calendars and email signatures. To secure and enjoy your vacation time it is vital to block of time in Outlook and add a reminder that you will be unreachable in your email signature.

Updating Business Directories
Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday business, admin and general upkeep are often easy to forget about. However, ensuring directories and websites are up to date with new content is vital to keep your business a well-oiled machine. Ensuring that employee turnover and new hires are reflected in company directories, helps internal communication.

In our hyper-connected world companies, particularly small companies may want to skirt awkward moments. When a person updates their LinkedIn, and this change is not reflected on a company page, it raises a question of integrity that calls into question both the individual and the organization. It is best practice to keep websites up to date, and the first half of the new year can be a good time for companies to close the gap and bring their websites up to date.

Bolstering Data Security
The first half of a year provides a time to act with intention and pave the way for a better year to come. LastPass is a free tool used by Scout to ensure password protection and data security. This tool can be used by individuals and organizations to store and manage password across numerous accounts securely. For more information on how you can use LastPass, click here.

Explore What It Means To Go Paperless
Each year organizations must strive toward improvement. We challenge each reader to explore what it means to go paperless in 2019. Not only is this better for the environment, but it can also be better for businesses too. For more information on going paperless, click here.

If you have any questions about using technology to set your organization up for success in 2019,  reach out to the team at Scout Technolgy Guides.  We are happy to explore new tech solutions for you and your team.