Looking into the benefits of setting your employee’s up with mobile devices opens up many previously missed opportunities.
Before handing out mobile devices to your entire team- we recommend looking into the roles and responsibilities of each team member and identifying where some processes can be made more efficiently by the introduction of a mobile device, to do this, it’s important to get to know each device and what they can offer. Now we understand it can be a costly exercise, however, you could potentially be one step away from increased productivity, and several workflow enhancements, such as the following five:
1. Potential for Paperless
Mobile devices make it possible for employees to access operations on the go. Employees with the ability to access all online operations can limit if not eliminate the use of paper within their processes, ultimately leading to a paperless workplace environment.
2. Increase Employee Flexibility
Employees with job duties that require high flexibility can manage their time and responses at a much faster rate. Many notifications, emails or messages can be missed when coming through a personal device and by giving the employee the option to separate personal and business provides uninterrupted communication when notified of work matters outside of work hours.
3. Increase in Productivity
Think of the device as a PA to each of your employees, the ultimate multi-tasker and organisational aid. Mobile devices provide employees the opportunity to help streamline their productivity and processes, e.g. taking a phone call outside of the office or booking in a calendar event whilst grabbing a morning coffee. We aren’t discouraging work/life balance here, but think of how many things can be ticked off the to-do list during lunch.
4. Improve Communications
For tech-savvy businesses in particular, looking for ways to improve workplace communication is an essential step when expanding. By enhancing workflow and increasing productivity, effective communication needs to come alongside these benefits, mobile devices eliminate duplicate efforts, by simplifying staff and client communications. For example, an employee can make a note of a client’s request whilst on the call to the client.
5. Social Networking
47% of Australian small businesses are on social media in 2019, which coincides with their employees possible participation. Mobiles equipped with social networking apps, and the appropriate training, can lead to increased brand awareness for your business, all at the fingertips of each staff member.
Have you thought about introducing mobile devices in your workplace?
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