1. Train Employees. Your team needs to know how to identify and handle today’s IT security threats. Cybercriminals often rely on your employees’ lack of training to break into your network. Ongoing training gives employees’ tools and resources to overcome this and many other IT security challenges. Make training a top priority!
2. Hold Employees (And Yourself) Accountable. Training and company guidelines don’t mean much without accountability. When you set rules, follow them, just as you follow industry and government rules and regulations when operating your business. Be willing to hold anyone who does not accountable.
3. Have A Disaster Recovery Plan. Things happen. When you store sensitive data, you need to have a plan in place to recover and restore that data should anything happen. This doesn’t just include data loss from malicious attacks but other types of disasters, including hardware failure, fire and flood. How is your data being backed up and saved? Who do you notify in the event of a breach? Who do your employees call in the event of disaster? SmallBiz Technology, Dec. 26, 2019
4 TIPS TO GET PROJECTS DONE ON TIME WITH A SMALL TEAM
Give Them The Tools And Resources They Need
We all need tools to get things done – project management software, content creation tools, messaging apps, virtual private network access and more. Have a conversation about what each team member needs to maximize productivity and work closely with them to meet that need.
Set Aside Time For Proper Research
Don’t jump headfirst into a project without jumping into research first. Information is a powerful tool to get things done efficiently and effectively.
Before the team goes to work, make sure assignments or responsibilities are delegated properly and check in with everyone on a regular basis to make sure things are going smoothly (or to see if they need help).
Plan And Plan Again
Plan out the project before you set to work. Give yourself and your team a map to follow as you work through the project. As with any project, expect obstacles along the way and be willing to update your map accordingly. Small Business Trends, July 4, 2020