September 15, 2015
Apart from traditional workplace management methods, modern HR professionals need to be savvy with the latest tech trends in order to come up with profitable and up-to-date ways to boost workplace productivity.
The rapid influx of technology has led to the development of a wide range of productivity tools that have revolutionized the way the business is done. They are specially designed to make tasks faster and smoother by reducing costs, enhancing customer service, and increasing worker efficiency.
Here are three vital digital technologies that will help improve your workplace productivity.
1. High-Performance Mobile Networks
Mobile devices have become inevitable in every segment of our lives, and business is definitely not an exception. Numerous studies show that more than 50 percent of workers will access their content from mobile devices by the end of the year.
This statement is supported by the survey conducted by AT&T and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council in 2014, which shows that 94 percent of small businesses use smartphones to conduct business, up from 85 percent last year. Moreover, the study explains that the majority of these small-scale enterprises increase their productivity this way by saving an average of $6,000 a year.
2. Hyper-Connected Social Networks
Among small-scale companies, there is a popular belief that social media represents a distraction from employees’ every day obligations. However, the results of many recent studies tend to disagree.
According to research done by Microsoft, 46 percent of workers claimed that social media tools immensely improved their company’s performance. Furthermore, 37 percent of them would include social networks in their organization’s management.
According to Hootsuite, there are several main reasons why social media is the most effective way of reshaping workplace performance:
- Social media is an easy way to explore and target new audiences.
- Social media improves marketplace intelligence.
- Social networks allow instant feedback from customers.
- Social media helps to increase search ranking and website traffic.
- Social tools create meaningful relationships with customers.
3. Cloud Computing Infrastructure
Cloud infrastructure is a key factor that glues mobile and social technology, helping companies save both time and money. Without needing to construct your own in-house applications, you will manage to fully focus on developing your service or product. According to a recent survey, 75 percent of businesses have increased their 2015 budgets to adopt more security-minded applications, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, pCloud, Google Drive, Mega, Knowhow Cloud and many more.
Cloud technology is one of the modern tools that haven’t yet achieved their full potential. As a digital solution that removes all physical and time-bound obstacles, cloud is believed to be a future of every successful company. EMC expects claim that 96 percent of enterprise applications will be run in a private cloud by the end of 2016.
The implementation of these three workplace technologies has become a hot button topic in the business world. Although many critics are still skeptical about the use of technology in boosting digital workplace productivity, it is evident that these tools improve employees’ performance, enrich customer satisfaction and trigger significant business growth.
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