Creating a Mobile Digital Workplace
Many companies struggle to connect all their workers. Headquarters can be disconnected from its employees, including each other, employees in the field, at home, or on-the-go.
Employees working in the field or at home are separated from the main office, but they still need to access all the same documents and resources. To include remote or traveling workers as part of the organization, they need to follow company activities and news, and have the possibility to express feedback. They also might struggle to exchange directly with their peers, who may be in different locations around the world.
So how can you securely and easily connect all your workers with each other and company data?
In this white paper, we will explore the digital workplace as a mobile tool that allows you to connect all your employees and enhance collaboration. An effective mobile digital workplace will especially help industries such as retail, manufacturing, and transportation.
Economical and Social Shifts to Mobile Technologies
With the emergence of mobile technology and demand, businesses need to fully embrace mobile tools and reap the benefits of mobility use cases.
A Decentralized Business
Businesses are becoming increasingly decentralized. Economic globalization opened borders, decreased transportation costs, and increased global trade between all parts of the world. However, offshoring to reduce costs also led to more dispersed operations for businesses.
How do you unite all workers? How can you help them feel like they are part of the company? How do you maximize efficiency, establish collaboration, and foster knowledge sharing when employees are spread across the world?
- Unite across borders
Although workers inside the same global company may be from different time zones or countries with different languages and cultures, they still need a way to work together efficiently.
- Share across borders
With an increasing number of international projects, team members need to meet and share resources from any location.
- Work on-the-go
If employees are traveling for work, they still need to access their work environment and documents outside the office.
A good start towards digital mobility is for all employees to share the same work environment, with access to the same work tools and applications.
Connect Your Entire Workforce
It’s important to connect everyone inside the organization by opening social channels, especially between employees who don’t share the same office or language, or don’t even have a desktop computer.
Connect Blue and White Collar
Historically, workers in the field are disconnected from headquarters, and the same is true between blue collar and white collar workers. Mobile technologies can help break down silos for a more democratic and connected work environment.
Connect Your Store Employees to Headquarters
Let’s explore another industry where mobile technology can be useful – retail. Retailers need to move beyond old point-of-sale systems, harmonize the IT environment, and tighten connections between stores employees and headquarters.
With a strategic mobile strategy, organizations can stave off common issues like disengagement, lack of productivity, and high turnover rates.
Remote workers are a growing part of the global workforce. Working from home or outside the office, they sometimes use their own devices and need to access documents and company data from wherever they are.
A mobile intranet is the perfect tool for your remote workers to stay close to headquarters and retain access to useful work resources. Cloud services facilitate information accessibility, from anywhere and any device. With an intranet, your employees working remotely have everything they need at their fingertips.
56% of employees believe managers need to adapt their skills to manage a remote workforce.
– PowWowNow survey
Wondering how to connect your entire workforce?
Check out our white paper!