Find
Productivity
in ICT

We’re here to help you grow your
business and see productivity from a new
angle — because all things being equal,
productivity is your secret weapon.

Information and
communication
technology, or ICT,
is a critical tool in
driving innovation.

ICT helps streamline processes,
enables product improvements, and
allows you to measure and track your
company’s performance.

Curious as to
how ICT applies
to your business?

Answer a few questions
and find out.

Question 1

How much of your company’s
time and efforts are focused
on information activities —
collecting, analyzing,
reporting, decision-making?

No matter the industry, businesses are,
first of all, information managers. The
better you are at managing information,
the more competitive, productive,
profitable, and successful you will be.

Question 2

Where is the knowledge base
in your organization?

Well organized, accurate information is
key to good communication and efficient
business processes. Without it, time,
effort, and money are wasted. With your
organization’s critical asset, knowledge,
being located from the top down, it’s
essential that good processes are in place
to manage information.

Question 3

What is the most important
factor in maintaining solid
communication and efficient
business processes?

Well organized, accurate information is
key to good communication and efficient
business processes. Without it, time,
effort, and money are wasted.

Question 4

Which statement best
describes your company’s
documented business process?

The basis for any information system is a
commonly shared and consistently
practiced set of business processes that
reflect simple standards and industry best
practices. Inconsistent or poorly thought
out processes are productivity killers.

Question 5

How does your company ensure
specific information is entered
into the system only once?

Entering the same information multiple
times increases errors, requires more
effort, and reduces the timeliness and
responsiveness of the system.

Question 6

Problems arise at the worst
of times. How accessible to
decision-makers is your
company’s information?

Information must be accessible to
decision-makers wherever they are, local
or remote. It is too expensive to make
poor decisions or to delay decisions due to
a lack of timely and accurate information.

Question 7

How does management find out
when things are not going as
planned?

In today’s busy business world,
management does not have the time to
chase down potential problems. Many
systems are capable of sending alerts to
designated managers when results vary
from plans, ensuring they are notified
while there is still time to take
corrective action.

Hopefully that
got you thinking
about how ICT can
help your
company improve
its performance.

To learn more, visit us at productivityalberta.ca,
and see how you can optimize your information
systems, increase your efficiency, and add to your
bottom line.