The solutions to common problems faced by small and medium enterprises include setting a clear vision for the company and building a strong management team, according to Hutex Management Consulting. SMEs should also promote learning and sharing of knowledge among employees.
Small and medium enterprises often encounter problems that larger companies do not usually experience, states Hutex. Some of the common problems among SMEs include lack of IT support and IT literacy, lack of formal procedure and discipline, lack of financial and human resources, and lack of experience in working with consultants.
SMEs should set a clear vision and determine what they want their companies to be in the pre-determined future, notes Hutex. When launching an IT project, a company should define the project's purposes, including what it intends to solve or improve. To achieve the company vision, it is important to create a business plan and determine the skills needed by the management team. A company can implement IT much more easily by building a strong management team with leadership skills.
Furthermore, organizations should strive to maintain a culture of enthusiastic learning and sharing of knowledge to reduce resistance to change. It is essential to invest in training employees to operate the organization more efficiently. Proper communication between top management and employees helps maintain trust and motivate the staff.