It’s clear that mobile devices and their applications have impacted nearly every aspect of our daily lives so why would your workforce be any different? With over half the world having a smartphone, the average user is spending their day becoming masters of the individual apps they possess.
Employees know how to use a mobile device, and their employers need to recognize this as a huge advantage. By integrating mobile into the workforce, an employer empowers their employees and enables their predisposed mobile knowledge to increase everything from collaboration to data accuracy. Accessing information using a mobile device, engages workers on their terms, so they feel more connected, more informed, and can do their jobs more efficiently.
No Need To Improvise. Just Adapt and Overcome
Imagine there has been an issue in production and you’ve got to alert an entire team of a critical change. From push notifications to calls and texts, a mobile device puts communication in the hands of everyone. Having confidence that your workers can handle unexpected events and adapt quickly is a huge benefit of mobile technology. Your employee’s proficiency will show in those critical moments that having a mobile device allowed them to act quickly and take responsibility for their work.
Younger Workforce Ready For Mobile
According to the Pew Research Center, the global workforce is becoming increasingly younger, and using applications to complete tasks and record information is now as intuitive as anything else. Adapting a mobile device into your business operations accommodates the younger workforce who have spent their entire lives in a mobile world. Companies need to offer an ecosystem that accommodates the employee’s normal mobile day-to-day routine while connecting seamlessly to their daily work.
No Need For Training
Organizations spend exponential amounts of time and money on training, such as product knowledge or compliance training, where the behavioral component is less pronounced and interaction with a human trainer or coach is, therefore, less critical. The capability for the quick and easy creation and sharing of user-generated content is key as it drives greater cohesion and employee engagement. Adapting training methods to suit employees’ mobile lifestyles will help increase engagement, knowledge, and productivity.
User Experience Driven
From calendars and contact names to touch-enabled security and face identification, a mobile device is full of personalization options. The ability for each employee to configure his or her work experience is a new phenomenon that has come with the advent of mobility solutions and it is here to stay. The modern business understands this and welcomes it, as mobile solutions become the standard.
In this day and age life is made for the mobile user. More and more companies are applying gamification design cues and concepts to mobile tools to create a more engaging and interactive experience for their workforce. Features such as leaderboards, challenges, and badges or achievements can be highly motivating in a workplace not just for task completion also for learning content and feeling more attached to the company as a whole.
Untether All Employees
They go by different names such as remote, desk-less, front line, or better yet, your employees. These are the ones that don’t sit at desks or work in the same exact place all day, every day. They’re on factory floors, walking hospital wards, working in agricultural fields, driving trucks, and so on and so forth. Basically, they’re always on the move. An employee who works these kinds of days needs a device that can go with them and perform when they need it even without Wi-Fi connectivity or cellular service.
If you’re not using mobile devices, your workers have to go back and forth from wherever the work is being executed, back to their desk. But with mobile, there’s no need. Being able to easily and accurately record the information needed and communicate that data with a touch of a button becomes a critical component in the entire makeup of your operations.
There’s a golden opportunity to impact productivity, engagement, and retention at your organization from top to bottom. Every employee handles their personal device with the same ease-of-use, convenience, and care that you would want if the device had been provided by the company. Whether the employee works remotely or at a desk, the benefits that a mobile device brings cannot be matched. The tools you provide are integral to the success of your business and mobile devices are now the complete toolkit for the future.