The level of satisfaction in the workplace can be at an all-time high, or devastatingly low. Even though spectrum can vary wildly, studies centered on satisfaction in the workplace almost always revolve around the vital aspect of flexibility. However, many industries simply don’t have the luxury of being versatile or flexible. In the fast-paced, technologically-savvy world we live in, many workers need quick access to data, schedules, agendas, and so on and so forth.
Many industries require their employees to be in several different places throughout the workday, which creates the need to be able to perform specific functions on the go. On any given day, a single employee might find himself (or herself) driving to and from scheduled appointments, making deliveries, and checking back in with the central office.
This constant state of motion is making mobile- and cloud-based technology a necessity in the workplace as it would allow employees more flexibility by providing instantaneous access to certain job-specific functions regardless of location. For example, there is a software system for home care agencies that lets workers do everything they need to do outside of the physical office.
Three of the most prominent benefits regarding mobile technology include:
While there are many benefits associated with mobile technology, the accessibility factor reigns supreme. Everything from software, applications (“apps”), and even entire business infrastructures have taken on a mobile form, allowing for access via laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. This allows users almost instant access to information regardless of location or time.
Convenience & Efficiency
Having access to important data and sensitive documents on the go has obvious positive impacts for workers. In the business world, convenience and efficiency are two important aspects; especially for those in upper management. By creating a platform that allows workers the same access to information on the go as they would have in the office, a business can expect to see a significant increase not only in convenience and efficiency, but also productivity.
Decreased Operating Costs
Naturally the cost of implementing new technology can become quite expensive. However, mobile technology and cloud-based accessibility are an expense worth taking as it may pay off exponentially in the long run. Increases in speed, efficiency, and productivity can quickly lead revenue expenses, not to mention the convenience of such technology can create happier workers. As profit increases and staff costs decreases, the cost to incorporate this new technology quickly becomes minimized.