As today’s enterprises are pressurised to do more with less, businesses are constantly looking for new and creative ways to up workforce productivity. Mobile technology enables employees to be available at all times and work wherever they are.
According to VMware’s 2015 State of Business Mobility Report, enterprises that achieved their business mobility goals brought new revenue streams online 35% faster than businesses that only focused on individual productivity needs. And businesses that champion mobility enjoyed a 150% increase in return on investment thanks to the increased agility they were able to achieve using these technologies.
These are our top four ways to boost mobile workforce efficiency in professional services:
#1. Capitalise on Cloud: In order for your mobile workforce to be as productive and efficient as they would be in an office, they need access to the most up-to-date information wherever they are and whenever they need it. To put it simply, when employees can work from anywhere, they can do more. With Cloud, everything employees need to get their jobs done is available at all times.
#2. Choose reliable software for mobile workers: In order to get the most out of your employees on the go, they need reliable access to the right workforce scheduling software. Efficient scheduling makes it possible to get more done in less time.
#3. Implement strict BYOD security policies: But with the good, comes the bad. Any business with mobile employees should be thinking about the potential risks of having all your sensitive company data constantly moving in and out of your office. Part of any strategy to ensure mobile workforce efficiency should see companies setting clear rules and procedures and making sure that all employees understand the importance of following these policies.
#4. Develop strategies to foster collaboration: Because the professional services business is based on something intangible, these organisations need a strong team. And the success of this team comes down to how seamlessly these individuals can work together. As employees are no longer bound by office walls, mobile innovations and technologies should be used to create a collaborative environment. With resources like virtual conferencing tools and project management software, employees can propose ideas, assign tasks, monitor progress and more, all without ever having to be in the same room.
Embracing mobile technology improves productivity, gives greater returns and increases overall mobile workforce efficiency. How you decide to implant this mobile technology is your decision, with countless new and innovative ways to push the boundaries.
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