It all comes down to the bottom line. That looming figure which can make or break your business, or your job…
There are many factors that can cause a negative impact. Employee productivity is often a critical one and there are many things to consider when looking at the causes of poor productivity.
It might not be immediately apparent, but have you considered whether your employees are sufficiently computer literate, and more specifically, competent in Excel?
Many employees are often in the same boat when it comes to Excel – they may think they know it, but often they’re just scratching the surface of what – and how – it can be effectively used.
By upskilling your employees, the benefits are threefold – time is saved, money is saved, and employee productivity is boosted. All of which contribute to a healthy bottom line.
- Time is saved
As previously mentioned, when it comes to Excel, most employees are often just scratching the surface, and “don’t know what they don’t know”. For many, Excel is a tricky spreadsheet program that can be useful for creating lists, inputting data, tallying up totals and tracking inventory. Often, precious time is wasted carrying out these tasks – and often quite manually i.e.: the ‘old school’ way. By sufficiently upskilling staff, many day-to-day tasks can be streamlined and more efficient systems and processes can be created, saving valuable time and increasing productivity within a business.
- Money is saved
There are many “Excel crash courses” available online, and many generic courses offering “great deals”. In lots of instances however, this can often lead to greater confusion, especially if the content is not in line with your business objectives.
That’s why investing in a dedicated Excel skills programme tailored to your business needs and employee skill levels is the best approach. By equipping employees with the relevant Excel skillset they can solve problems internally and not form a dependency on outside assistance.
- Productivity is boosted
Employees often fumble through Excel haphazardly when it comes to performing day-to-day tasks. This can lead to low productivity levels and despondency among employees trying to tackle their daily “to do” lists. Employees who are appropriately trained are more confident in their role and feel a sense of empowerment to solve real business problems themselves. This can result in effective teamwork and less internal conflict. Plus it’s another feather in their cap, great for promotion prospects and leadership opportunities.
These are just a few of the ways Excel can benefit your company. With a bespoke corporate Excel training programme the content is dictated by your company and employee needs.
This is especially applicable when you have varying Excel skill levels among the workforce. Some will benefit from a basic Excel beginner course whereas others will be able to hone their current skills with more intermediate and advanced courses.
At Summit Solutions we have highly experienced and qualified trainers to deliver adaptable Excel courses for your business. Contact us today to find out how we can partner with you and enhance your bottom line.