[Infographic] The state of Mobile Enterprise in Business
humanization of employees, humanization of employees, humanization of employees,In this fast progressing world, the move towards a mobile-first workplace is inevitable for many companies. Critical even. With fewer workers deskbound – and some even working solely via their mobile devices – companies are investing in mobile device management. More and more companies are even designing their own apps! An employee using his or her mobile device to edit, create or source information on the go can, in reality, do more. In fact, 94% of US mobile users said using a mobile or tablet at work made them more efficient.
The release of the first smartphone in 2007 catalyzed a whole new world to users, and over the years, smart devices and apps have become not only useful daily allies but fundamental to everyday life. There are thousands of apps trying to make life a little bit easier for users, and with 62% of US companies supporting a bring-your-own-device to work policy, these very apps can be utilized to enhance their work life as well. Nowadays, the enterprise is mobile.
As company culture, customers, and employees become more mobile, devices and apps have become steadily more usable, dependable, and above all, essential. Tablets are replacing keyboards. Mobile apps are meeting on-the-go requirements, such as real-time communication, conference calls, data gathering, organization, navigation, global news, photo or text editing for online marketing, business networking, and much more. The virtual office is finally a reality.
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Enterprise mobile apps are becoming vital to business success.
The benefits businesses can gain from apps are endless, especially as companies develop their own apps to meet specific needs, before producing long-term app management strategies for their use within the company. Apps can assist operational efficiency in businesses, and in return increase productivity.
How do mobile apps get used in the workforce?
Communication apps enable a shop manager and sales rep out in the field to collaborate effectively. Cloud-based collaboration tools can enable the spontaneous spread of ideas, as well as the exchange of information, product knowledge, and customer updates in real time.
Consider how a video platform can change onboarding new employees, or updating current ones. Gone are the days of unproductive morning meetings, expensive in-house training, and sifting through frustrating email trails. Video can engage employees and increase the speed at which they learn and retain information.
Email is a cold and outdated way of communicating. Generation Y barely uses emails at home, why would they use email to communicate at work?
Kast is a mobile-first communication solution for companies, encouraging real-time collaboration amongst co-workers. Social apps can encourage humanization of employees, while creating a dynamic flow of information, and a social bridge between colleagues. For example, managers or employees can congratulate each other in a public via a social platform, thus boosting moral. Engaged employees are much more likely to be satisfied, and therefore more productive in their jobs.
Every day, new apps are designed to simplify our lives, so why not simplify your business processes too? Try Kast. Embrace the power of social communication at work and see how it changes your business.
What kind of apps do you use in your workplace? Is your enterprise in mobile?
Sources: TechRepublic’s BYOD Business Strategy Survey and CDW.