Organizations that produce complex products have often struggled with how to make their processes more streamlined. Whether that is on the product design side, or the selling side, the number of possible product configurations creates complications when trying to scale.
But what happens when the world economy is suddenly disrupted in unanticipated ways? How do you continue conducting business when your employees are no longer working in an office, but rather, from remote places? And how do you continue to make your top line numbers when your sales staff can no longer make customer calls, or your showrooms are permanently closed?
While these may seem like “unanticipated consequences,” in fact, it is just these scenarios that technology has been preparing for. With the right systems in place, virtual collaboration, new product development, and remote work changes from being a road block to a competitive advantage.