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Business Trends to Look Out For in 2020

The best leaders can expect the future challenges that may pop up, by recognising the most important business shifts before these early stage changes become widely recognised trends by everyone else. These leaders are said to be visionary. Their businesses create new products and services and establish new markets and industries – think the likes of Ford, Jobs and Branson. If you want your business to succeed and for you to be a visionary leader, there are some business trends that you simply must recognise and accept. Here are some of them that you simply cannot ignore.

24/7 Customer Access 

Customers want, what they want, when they want it. Consequently, businesses are challenged to provide their customers with access 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Fortunately, current mobile, social and web technology enables the creation of customer-centric portals that, together, can enable businesses to deliver this 24/7 capability. The challenge, now, is to craft a solution that can evolve and mature to accommodate tomorrow’s latest technological innovations.

Freelancer Workforce

Because millennials are willing to trade the security of traditional work arrangements for the independence that comes with free agency, business leaders should anticipate the continuation and growth of the free agent workforce and, therefore, need to head towards the creation of freelancer-rich operating models that accommodates project-based or durational work. This trend, once fully realised, provides an additional benefit in that it enables a business’ workforce to flex higher and lower as needed to better manage natural business fluctuations.

Location Independence

The trend towards virtual offices which takes advantage of remote computing and video meeting capabilities enables a business to more effectively run independent of physical location. Now, of course, store fronts, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, and the like, are less able to be virtual. They require bricks and mortar. But, to the degree that a business can operate through a remote workforce, the more likely it is to attract the best and brightest talent available on the planet.

 

Hyper workday flexibility

The combination of a freelancer-rich operating model and location independent operations enables a new level of workday flexibility. Work can be done on a worker’s schedule. The traditional 9 to 5 workday is beginning to be surpassed by one that accommodates work being performed by remote workers throughout the entire day. By optimising this trend, a business can also be better positioned to deliver on the 24/7 customer access requirements described above.

Continued education and development

Business management is something that needs constant grooming or rather, a lot of progressive training and development in order to match up to all the developments that are happening at a rapid rate. Something like an ATHE Business Management Diploma can help you get the training you need whether you are a beginner or an expert looking to stay updated. Here are some of 1Training’s programmes that can help you.

ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

The Level 4 ATHE qualification will also serve as a foundation to gain a BA Degree. If you lack traditional entry level qualification, this is your best chance at getting a degree. The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management will exempt you from units completed and give you entry straightaway to a degree programme in the first year. It is an ideal course if you want to gain a recognised qualification that will make you invaluable to potential employers and organisations. Pick the shorter and more flexible route to attain a degree in your chosen field.

Once you complete this Level 4 Diploma, you will gain an accredited ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management. This is an Ofqual regulated qualification in the UK that is recognised and will let you enhance your higher education in a shorter amount of time. The course will discuss key topics under the mandatory units at length, giving you a sound understanding of the fundamentals of administrative management.

The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management will provide you with the knowledge of National Occupational Standards. This is the most effective path to achieve a Degree or Top Up qualification in administrative management. The qualification will make you marketable and competitive in the industry, ensuring you land a high-paying job role. Achieving this Level 4 Diploma will add value to your educational profile and enhance your career.

ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management

Do you want to go straight into your third year of the desired degree programme? The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management now makes it possible by providing a progression pathway to a wide selection of Universities in the UK. If you want to qualify in management, this is a good course for you. Not only do you gain a wealth of knowledge, you also get to complete your degree in a shorter time.  This is an Ofqual regulated qualification in the UK that is designed to support learners who want to gain an accredited qualification and progress to their higher education. Equivalent to the third year degree programme, you can progress to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management in the final year. This is an excellent path of achieving higher education if you lack the traditional entry level qualification. Learners who complete this Level 5 Diploma can enhance your education and employment opportunities in the relevant field.

The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management will give you a career in the management field with the opportunity to climb up the career ladder. If you want to make an impression on potential employers, gaining a recognised qualification will make you a marketable candidate. It will also give you the potential to find a high-paying job, and add value to your CV boosting your educational profile.

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management

Equivalent to a third year of a degree programme, ATHE courses offer a progression pathway to achieve a recognised degree in a shorter amount of time. The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management will let you gain entry into a third year degree in business and administrative management. The ATHE Level 6 course will explore key topics such as strategic management, dynamics of leadership and leadership skills. The modules are comprehensive and will be discussed extensively. Qualifying in this course will make you a marketable candidate and give you the opportunity to gain a senior managerial job role across the business sector and other related sectors. You can achieve your academic goals by completing this Diploma and gaining direct entrance to the chosen degree.

So why wait? Take control of the career that awaits you as a visionary business leader and start learning towards a better future. You can contact our team on [email protected] for more information on our programmes.

March 6, 2020

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