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Why Using Your Phone at Work is Now Encouraged

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Once upon a time using your phone at work was frowned upon. Now, an increasing number of businesses are saying using your phone at work is now encouraged, to make use of the opportunities mobile devices offer.

Increased Efficiency

While desktop PC’s are still the preferred device given to new employees at a business – the use of integrated digital technologies, such as cloud-based software and interactive communication apps, are providing businesses with a real competitive advantage. The main reason being the considerable increase in efficiency, time and costs saved.

For example, mobile allows employees at all levels to have their company literally at their fingertips, accessible to tap into at any convenient moment. Cloud-based business news, updates, direct messages, calendars and meeting platforms, to name a few, can be viewed within seconds on their every day device.

As described by Raconteur’s ‘Workplace of things: Evolution of the mobile worker’ –

IT business leaders looking at how best to maximise time are now upgrading infrastructure to the cloud, while also unlocking mobile potential and digitising their processes. These forward- looking chief information officers are embracing next-generation technologies through working with collaboration solution providers.

Improved Flexibility

A huge advantage is the increased flexibility mobile offers for businesses, large or small. For remote workers who work in the field, sales representatives who are rarely sat at their desks, or the growing number of flexible workers – mobile is an ideal solution that allows everybody to always stay connected to their business, regardless of where they are.

Ensuring open and accessible team communication through instant messages, event notifications and corporate updates are fantastic benefits that should be taken advantage of for any modern business that realises the importance of staying relevant and competitive.

Ultimately, mobile allows employees to interact with each other, share knowledge and collaborate, which is a fundamental part of any successful business.

The growth in business communications is predicted to grow significantly in the next several years according to Techradar:

As predicted by MarketsandMarkets, the Unified Communication and Collaboration market is expected to grow from $5.15 billion (around £3.4 billion) in 2014 to $17.38 billion (around £11.65 billion) by 2019.

Mobile Learning

Increasing productivity while saving significant training costs are just a few of the opportunities that the on-the-go mobile environment can offer in the workplace – such as a one-stop platform for employee learning.

This includes informal training such as quizzes and how-to-videos, which are quick and convenient ways for anyone in a business to progress through their corporate training – anywhere, anytime – whether on their morning commute or lunch break. An ideal solution to adapt to today’s modern corporate learner.

Thanks to cloud-based employee communication apps, information can be aggregated from multiple sites to ensure learning material is always updated and relevant. This digital platform is also a far more effective method of communicating with your millennial staff, for example.

Interestingly, according to Udemy’s report on ‘Key Workplace Learning Trends for 2017’:

For everyone across the board, we noticed a spike in mobile learning during the morning commute hours between 6:00a.m. to 9:00a.m. This suggests Learning & Development professionals should serve up short, on-demand video courses during employees’ early morning commute.

Companyapp’s Communicator is a business communication app that instantly keeps both staff and customers connected.

For more information, contact us via info@companyapp.co.uk or call 0207 378 1446, and we’d be happy to talk through how you can increase efficiency, flexibility and effective mobile learning in your workplace.

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