Feeling the resource pinch?
These are unprecedented times. Whether it's stagnant budgets, team member reductions, or any other reallocation of resources, organizations of all types and sizes are scrambling with the common challenge of navigating a new uncertain reality significantly limiting resources. Unlike past economic downturns, the storm we’re in happened swiftly and unexpectedly.
The world was a different place at the promising start of this year. Goals were established, new projects and plans for growth were developed. The eye of this storm and its effects on available resources represents the preeminent question: What do we do now?
A Sophie’s Choice situation:
Play it safe -or- Play to win?
The answer to this question has dire consequences not only on the current and near-future stability of your company, but also its long-term viability and success. For almost everyone, there’s no immediately obvious answer. Scaling down your investment into your digital platform significantly increases risk, including the stability, security, and performance of your website. It also risks potential growth opportunity resulting in a long term competitive disadvantage.
On the other hand, maintaining a full time dedicated team and continued investment of resources represents a financial risk when there’s no room for error. Maintaining investments dedicated to the maintenance and progress of your digital platform can help you fully leverage your organization's hard work, while also likely reducing stresses in other client touch point areas.
Risks of Reducing Resources Dedicated to Your Digital Platform:
- Increased risk of site deprecation, instability, and resource inaccessibility
- Can increase stress on other client communication channels (heavy call volumes, delayed response times)
- Declining client experience leading to increased attrition
- Unmanageable workload for understaffed in-house teams
- Compromised long-term competitiveness
We have seen organizations face this decision many times. In this time of uncertainty, this much is certain: In-person customer and prospect service and communication is no longer solely reliable, or perhaps even possible at the moment. Providing a successful digital experience for your customers in this current state is a mandatory. Your organization’s dedicated investment into maintaining and improving your digital landscape cannot falter.
Organizations reliant on traditional customer footfall to deliver their experience will be challenged to compete in this new world.
So what do we do now?
The Good News: FFW Can Help
Our team of digital experts can help your organization not only maintain the stability, security, and accessibility of your web platform, but can also help you sustain progress towards your goals, and improve the experience it provides your prospects and customers during this time it’s sought after most.
Our services are flexible, and tailored to your organization’s unique landscape, customer profiles, provided experience, and market opportunities. The scope of our assistance can be short-term focused to weather this current storm, or an ongoing arrangement to ensure long-term stability and progress, and setting your company up to be at an advantage when things eventually normalize.
Not sure where to start, or if you have a need?
Identifying the imminent risks and needs of your website can be an ideal place to start. A comprehensive technical audit of your digital platform can expose key stability, security, and accessibility needs. These represent foundational manadatories, which if not addressed could very well exacerbate the already risk-prone climate of this stressful time for your organization, and perhaps more importantly, effect a digital experience falling far short of your clients and prospects expectations.
Already understand the needs of your website, but lacking a strategy and/or resources?
Staff Augmentation & Co-Development
There's a reason we call our clients "partners." Our team blurs the agency/client paradigm and fosters truly collaborative efforts. Our team integrates our expertise, abilities, and seamless communication directly into these collaborative efforts, providing full transparency, and keeping our partners' in-house teams fully knowledgeable of aspects of our project. Our robust team is comprised of accredited experts with focus in design strategy, multi-platform development, and strategic analysts. We offer flexible engagement options based on your existing available resources and unique needs and goals.
Co-Development: A team of wide-ranging digital experts supplement your existing team's efforts to accelerate progress towards your digital initiatives. Our co-development team is seamlessly integrated into your workflow, jumping in to build alongside your existing team.
Staff Augmentation: Forced to reduce the size of your digital team? Or lack expertise in certain key areas? Our staff augmentation offering injects our people with expertise you need and resources into your team, filling any gaps in expertise and instantly providing additional bandwidth for your digital initiatives.
We build a nuanced understanding of your business needs, your initiatives, and your organization's landscape to help you not only address immediate fixes, but also maintain constant progress towards the changes you need for long-term success. Our integrated approach ensures every project is supported by a wealth of expertise, and that scalable expertise allows us to find and deliver elegant solutions to difficult digital problems and opportunities.
Concerned about the pinch of staff reductions or limitations?
Difficult times create difficult decisions
The effects of this pandemic have been devastating for many businesses, and the full impact is still yet to come. As a means of survival, many businesses are faced with the incredibly hard decision of furloughing or laying-off portions of their workforce. Though workforce reductions may unfortunately be needed, even within teams which support your company’s digital experience and platforms, your organization’s dedicated investment into maintaining and improving your digital landscape cannot falter.
How we can help
If this situation is your current reality, or is a looming possibility, FFW can help. Our team of agile digital experts can directly embed themselves into your ongoing efforts, providing a needed injection of unique expertise and capabilities to help maintain the goals and digital priorities your team and organization defined before this current state of disruption.
Scalable, flexible, tailored to your needs
The scope of our assistance can be short-term focused to weather this current storm, or an ongoing arrangement to ensure long-term stability and progress, and setting your company up to be at an advantage when things eventually normalize. And when the time comes to increase in-house staff resources, FFW can help a smooth transition and help new team members ramp up more quickly.
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