How to provide the right technology so employees can work where, when and how they want to help you grow your business
powerful competitive advantage than your employees. Are you making the right choices to take full advantage of that value — or even to hang on to it? Just 13% of global workers are highly engaged and highly satisfied with their workplace.
Of those who are highly engaged, 88% have a greater degree of control over where and when they work — they can find private spaces to work in when they need to concentrate, easily work with teams, and make their own choices about the way they want to work.
One important way to help your own employees stay engaged, satisfied, and productive — and creating their best work — is through the right technology. Your employees are used to consumer technology that works without hiccups.
If they have an issue, they just download a different app. But at work, your employees need to communicate and collaborate easily and seamlessly, all with the same toolset, whether they’re in the office or working remotely — and they need devices that are designed to maximize the benefits of their technology toolsets.
Otherwise, they may face unsynced or inaccessible files, siloed data, or applications that don’t work as well on mobile devices. Technology woes like these don’t just frustrate employees; they impede their ability to collaborate, share opinions and ideas, and perform high-quality work.
According to recent research, when asked about the specific impact of 16 common collaboration tools, most workers surveyed cited only two — email and instant messaging — as helping them to be more effective at their jobs.
This may be why many employees take technology into their own hands: At least 1 in 4 seek out their own mobile and cloud-based apps. But when your employees use unsanctioned tools, it makes it nearly impossible to safeguard your business’s data.
In this e-book, we’ll look more closely at how you can address the problems your employees may be facing with their daily technology, and how you can equip them to do their best work while keeping your data and information secured.