Check this out. Employee mobility leads to:
Do we really need to say anymore?
The reality is the old belief that for employees to be the most productive, they need to be in the office is no longer the case. Statistics from a Steelcase report shows that landlines are still the main business form of communications, with 86% of employers relying on the desk phone. Even with big businesses like Yahoo pulling back their entire remote workforce, the trend and statistics show just how much employee mobility and flexible workspaces are to your business’s advantage.
And the insistence of a physical presence is affecting more than an employees productivity, but also their engagement and job satisfaction. A large part of this is related to the employee feeling “chained” to their desk. Employees who have more autonomy over where they work are more likely to stay with their current position. This also increases your customer satisfaction scores as the relationship is a key to maintaining a long term engagement with your customers.
How can you enable a mobile workforce?
Forbes Magazine recently touched on this topic in their piece, “Is Mobility the Answer to Better Employee Productivity.” In it, they list the following strategies to encourage a corporate-wide mobility initiative, which are summarized below:
- Don’t leave app discovery to chance. Promote them internally to encourage adoption.
- Do away with employee security concerns. One way you can do this is with the adoption of mobile apps like UCFone, which not only secures your corporate data but also enables the employee to use their mobile device while retaining the privacy of their personal contact information.
- Mobility opens the door for your employees to work from home, attend conferences without coming into the office, and many other life-hacking perks. The ROI of adopting the application far exceeds the fear.
- Encourage BYOD strategies, and make sure the apps and systems you are encouraging employees to adopt have multi-channel capabilities to increase their ability to enhance productivity.
- Invest in apps (like UCFone) that aid in developing core business processes at your company and making it easier for employees to succeed in the adoption of mobility.
There are many different types of applications that can help you facilitate a mobile work strategy from Desktop-as-a-Service to Unified-Communications-as-a-Service.
In short, Unified Communications goes with you. Whether through voice, video, text, or email, you can access your work information regardless of your location, and all from a mobile device. With UCFone, you can communicate your way by turning your employees chosen mobile device into a true and full extension of their desk phone, enabling them to function away from the office as if they were still in the office. Learn more about how you can put Unified Communications to work for you.