He picks up a pen, taps his calculator and updates the weekly order. It's the third time this morning, and it's only 10:37 am. Growing up watching his Dad do the same thing for their family-owned catering business always made Graeme wonder why he never caught up with the times and ditched the pen, paper and calculator.
"It's a number game" his Dad used to say. "You've got to work out what ingredients you need for the types of dish you're creating, balanced against what you've already got. The best way is to write it all down." So he still adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides with pen and paper, just like his Dad had always done.
You've probably already spotted a number of ways Graeme could improve efficiency by switching paper for spreadsheets, and substituting excel formulae for the calculator. As business owners and managers we constantly look for efficiencies to improve how our business functions.
What you might not have spotted are other ways Graeme could become more efficient through new digital techniques. Things like when an order comes in for a preselected catering menu – staff could be automatically rostered for the event, and ingredients can be automatically ordered (taking into account what is already in stock).
enter: The Age of Automation will teach you how to spot opportunities for digital and process automation in your and your client's business. Guided by Cody and Ed from leading Auckland-based web and design firm, Hatch, you will tackle real-life business situations hunting for efficiency in this hands-on 90-minute workshop.
Join us for breakfast where you will:
- Learn to understand automation
- Be introduced to frameworks for what can and can't be automated
- Get to know multiple approaches to automation
- Be able to identify automation opportunities within your business
- Actively participate in hunting for automation opportunities
You will find this event valuable if you are a business owner, accountant, business broker, business coach or are just technology curious.
When: Wednesday 15th March, 7:30am for a 8am start.
Venue: The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham St, Auckland, 1010