Webinar Recap | Survive and Thrive: Optimizing Your Organization Post COVID-19

Discover   Written by Eve Zaidan on Jun 2, 2020    

Wise-Sync presents Survive and Thrive, a webinar series specially dedicated to sharing key insights and industry-led advice to guide fellow businesses facing an economic downturn.

In the eighth segment of our series, Tim Brewer, Functionly CEO & Founder, steals the screen to take you through the topic on every business owner's mind right now: How to optimize your organization post-COVID-19. Brewer, together with our CEO, Paul MacNeill, will guide you through how to make the tough business decisions needed to thrive on the other side. 


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In the past few months, we've worked hard to empower small and medium-sized businesses with the resources and tools needed to survive the current economic climate (i.e. COVID-19). Now, as businesses implement change en route to rising from such former uncertainty, Tim Brewer and Paul MacNeill shift their focus to this webinar series' counterpart: How to thrive.

Now that we've welcomed "the crazy," and made plans to adjust - what's coming next? 

When it comes to building the baseline for "the new normal," what will the future look like? Brewer, an advocate for organizational design, together with MacNeill, discuss the impact everywhere from service delivery to profitability, and how to restructure your workplace to meet these growing demands.

Brewer further explains the future of remote work, and how his organization, Functionly, is completely remote. Whether you're new to setting up a remote organization, or looking to implement change within your current workspace, Brewer talks through how to drive the optimal organization design in driving the utmost productivity.

While some people are convinced that, "being in the office gives you the illusion that you know what's going on," the reality is, if you're unable to trust your employees - what's the point?! Here, MacNeill adds the importance of having the right people in the right seat (based on the Entrepreneurial Operating System), and as equally important, how to create an environment that both supports and empowers your employees to be able to contribute to your organization with passion, which brings us to...

Capturing new business, how your ability to thrive lies within your resilience...

Undoubtedly, the landscape of the MSP has changed. Here, having a solution-focused mindset makes all the difference. Brewer and MacNeill refer to the various features of organizational design, and how to make the shift to a workspace restructure, which is critical to the long-term success of your business.

Say hello to your better future: The Infinite Loop of Organizational Change. 

First things first, the data doesn't lie.

In this webinar, we opened a poll to all attendees and surprise or no surprise, 100% of attendees declared that they in fact, "hate doing job descriptions," at the same time as wanting "everyone in their organization to have clear responsibilities." Sound familiar? 

Brewer walks us through The Infinite Loop of Organizational Change, and the many ways in which this framework is utilized to help refine and enhance an organization, everywhere from resources, strategy and planning change, to enabling collaborative feedback and iteration.

To explore this framework, skip to 39:11 in the video above to hear Brewer explain this framework in full detail. 

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's an Easter egg! 

We're pretty excited to have the privilege to sneak-a-peak at the Functionly product. We weren't expecting to uncover a sneaky and very colorful Easter egg, we think you might also find pretty cool...

...maybe not as cool as Frank though (he's kind of a big deal). Functionly's Frank Llama is the life of every party! He's free-spirited, fun-loving and knows how to have a good time. Frank never knew he was destined for fame... from first being purchased (for a laugh) at a conference, to fast taking the social media world by storm, it's his very smooth essence and vivacious personality that people just can't get enough of.

So, as a tribute to the very spirit that this funky Llama embodies,  we love that Functionly went ahead to build Frank's ethos into their game-changing product - can you say PARTY MODE?



For the full recap of this webinar, register here.

Are you an early adopter?

Functionly are offering an "Early Adopter" discount to the Wise-Sync community. If what Tim and his team have created peeks your interest, find out more here: https://www.functionly.com/wise-sync/



*DISCLAIMER of General Advice: The information provided to you during this webinar and throughout this blog post, is general in nature only and not specific to your circumstances. Wise-Sync and our panel of experts disclaim all liability for any losses or damages arising in relation to the information provided. We recommend you obtain any legal and financial advice for your specific situation from your trusted advisors.