10.30
2018

How Inefficient Quarterback Play is Similar to Poor Management

Quarterback is far and away the most important role one could have in the game of football, and it’s arguably the most essential position in all of sports. No matter what a football team’s offense does, nearly everything is channeled through its quarterback orchestrating efficiency on a routine basis. Elite signal callers are experts at managing multiple responsibilities when directing scoring drives, and tend to make their best plays during high-pressure situations, while thousands spectate.

Generational talents at quarterback, like the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, can make up for personnel deficiencies on their team by elevating the effectiveness of players around them, and using an extensive knowledge of various pre-snap coverages to audible out of bad plays before they even have a chance to develop. They’re more than capable of putting their team on their back and carrying it to victory during less-than-ideal situations, especially whenever not a lot of extra help is available.

In addition to being tasked with directing excellent passing attacks, NFL quarterbacks are typically anointed as the faces of billion-dollar franchises, entities that are just as much businesses as they are ball clubs. Signal callers at the professional level become highly marketed for jersey sales, advertisements, and other forms of revenue streams. Quarterbacks that struggle at the professional level, however, often times cripple their team by negating effective drives with costly turnovers, and it’s no secret why when they don’t receive nearly the same kinds of lucrative contracts and endorsement deals that the superstars do. The game and position is constantly changing, but one thing will always remain essential: a need for long-term efficiency.

In this respect, running a business is in a lot of ways similar to quarterbacking an NFL team. Without a foundation of efficient, low-mistake management, today’s companies aren’t able to sustain success. The same goes for any NFL offense that’s under the guidance of a franchise gunslinger.

The best NFL quarterbacks are proficient at making adjustments, based on what they’re seeing from an opposing defense in near real-time. Much like managing a company with mobile employees, good quarterbacks are also versatile leaders through efficient communication with their team members. Features of Actsoft solutions such as Dispatching help businesses communicate better on the fly, and relay important updates or changes in workflows to mobile employees quickly.

In recent years, most NFL teams are relying on a throw-first offensive strategy, which enhances the importance of having a competent player under center even more. Learn how Actsoft solutions can help you better quarterback your team, and build a more productive, versatile, and efficiently-managed business today.

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10.11
2018

Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Transportation

In the wake of a brutal natural disaster, supplies are in critical demand. Before power restoration and rebuilding comes the provision of emergency aid to those in need, which often times comes in the form of bottled water, medicine, and food deliveries to shelters, and the transportation industry plays an essential role in accomplishing this.

Bringing goods to areas that have been hit hard by a volatile weather system isn’t always easy, as road blockages, flood waters, felled power lines, abnormal traffic patterns, and other obstructions can impair efficient delivery. However, transportation companies that offer assistance in scenarios like this can use Actsoft solutions to mitigate operational hindrances, and better help people that have been caught in some of nature’s most destructive potential.

GPS Tracking

Even after a storm has passed, there’s still a significant level of danger in reaching areas that have been damaged by blistering winds, torrential downpours and structure-devouring storm surges. Our GPS Tracking feature helps transportation companies monitor the near real-time positions of their employees, fleet vehicles, and assets, and enhances driver safety by keeping administrators constantly in-the-know about their locations. Should an emergency occur on the job, supervisors can know exactly where any of their dispersed employees are, making emergency situations much more manageable.

Dispatching

Mobile technology and Actsoft innovations work together to bring dispersed workforces into a more connected state. If adjustments in delivery assignments need to be made on the fly, our Dispatching tool allows administrators to contact their drivers nearly instantly through integrated desktop-to-smartphone communications. With relief efforts requiring high levels of flexibility, Dispatching is a valuable asset for 21st century transportation companies to have in their repertoire, especially during times of catastrophic weather.

Traffic Overlay

After a weather event like a hurricane has ceased, it may take a while for traffic patterns return to semblances of normalcy. Emergency deliveries, however, don’t have time to wait when the public is in dire need of survival supplies. Using Traffic Overlay, a recent enhancement to our Encore solution, organizations can see near real-time congestion patterns on their live view GPS map, and then select the most efficient routes for their drivers to take to affected areas.

Extreme weather phenomena are often unpredictable. Let the power of our solutions revolutionize your transportation business into the most productive, efficient, and versatile version of itself, and provide disaster-stricken areas with unparalleled assistance during aftermath recovery.

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04.09
2018

The Importance of Teamwork in the Workplace

When it comes to business teamwork, the different aspects of a company are like gears in a mechanism. Each cog must be finely tuned to its own specifications, but also mesh perfectly with the other parts of the machine to help it accomplish a defined purpose.

A successful business is predicated on hardworking individuals that work together to identify and achieve their organization’s collective goals, and without a team-oriented core of employees, projects become disorganized, people are unsure of what their tasks are, and productivity ultimately suffers. When fostering solid teamwork between individuals and different departments within a business, it’s vital to ensure that everyone involved is on the same page before moving forward.

Foundationally, every individual should be made aware of their value to the company, and they should also each be given a clear understanding of what their respective role on the team is and how it integrates with the tasks of others. At Actsoft, we strongly believe in the power of teamwork, and are aware of its significant impact in our everyday operations. Kevin Thigpen, Actsoft’s chief operating officer says that employing a set of team-oriented individuals has been instrumental to our company’s framework.

“You have different skill sets, and bringing them together in a team environment is critical to our success,” Thigpen said. “Without strong teamwork and collaboration, we would not be as profitable and successful as we are.”

Some of the solutions that we at Actsoft offer can greatly aid businesses who are looking to enhance their team’s collaborative efforts. Features of some of our products like Messaging can enable employees to securely communicate with one another, providing a method for easier teamwork and increased transparency between staff. Dispatching is another useful tool that can allow a company’s in-office employees and field employees alike to feel more synergized when working together on completing tasks. This feature in particular allows for mobile workers to receive job updates in near real-time, preventing them from taking unnecessary trips back to the office and facilitating better collaboration.

Let Actsoft help enhance your business with one of our unique management solutions today. Our products are geared to streamline information, improve connectivity between the employees of an organization, and help companies build the best teams possible.

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