Will current business structures respond to sustainability issues or do they need to adapt?
Dr Ronald Aspin (Senior consultant, Aspin Group P/L) spoke recently at the 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference held in conjunction with the Sustainability Conference “SustainableTransformation” 17th – 19th June 2013 at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda on how there can still be a tendency in some companies to think of the internet in terms of emails, web searching, a bit of cloud computing and maybe some online training. However, the availability of high speed broadband has revolutionized the use that can now be made of the internet in business. High speed broadband technology and tools can be used as another string in the bow of businesses seeking to improve sustainability in their Organisational Development, Marketing and Customer Support. The adoption of broadband technologies and tools has the potential to increase productivity, improve safety, reduce costs, train staff and educate clients. With the ongoing roll-out of the National Broadband Network these possibilities are even more realistic such as:
• produce high learning outcomes through the quality of the training material
• increase productivity for both the learners and the trainers through more efficient use of time and resources
• increase safety through the simulation of potentially dangerous work environments
• demonstrate your company and products in an appealing informative way
• how to educate and train your clients It is a misconception that cost is barrier, as many companies already have the necessary software and hardware.
This makes it possible for a range of tools to be available to multiple international, regional and remote sites simultaneously and in real time.