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How important is technology to your staff?

By Hassan Khalid
21/03/2019

How important is technology to your staff?

Technology is pervasive. It reaches into every aspect of our modern lives, and the workplace is no exception. As a manager, director, or leader, it’s your responsibility to make the day to day of your employees as streamlined as possible. And technology can help you do just that. If you don’t, you risk disengaged staff who are lacking in morale.

In today’s world, employees are more likely to be satisfied with their job if technology use is widespread. They also believe that it creates a more efficient, collaborative, and appealing place to work.

You should never underestimate the positive effects of thorough communication and collaboration in business. One of technology’s key impacts is co-operation, with 70% saying it aids collaboration. When applied properly, the enhanced tools technology offers can astronomically improve daily efficiencies and cost savings by allowing teams to work together at a greater capacity.

Job satisfaction

For job seekers, what do you think is the most appealing aspect of your company? The one that will make or break them joining your company? Research shows that as many as 80% of people decide based on your digital tools. In a similar vein, 62% judge your value as a technology leader when deciding.

Why? According to 76% of them, it demonstrates an ability to keep people engaged, and shows a commitment to driving a culture of learning, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Integrating technology into your operations isn’t necessarily just about efficiency and productivity. It’s about making your office a place where they want to work. If your company is lagging behind in technology, your staff are more likely to be frustrated with you.

Although maybe we’re being too restrictive when we say ‘your office’. A modern trend that has gathered steam – especially amongst millennials – is the concept of working from home. Some research states that 65% of workers would be more productive at home. Yet only 36% of employers support working from home. A similar number don’t provide the technology for it to ever be a possibility. If you want your company to perform at its peak, are you giving your staff the freedom they need to make it happen?

Communication

Even the smallest business will need to know how to communicate. It’s especially important if staff need to communicate across teams who have an entirely different way of operating. Even more so if you have people working remotely. Thankfully, team collaboration doesn’t have to be slow, clunky, and inefficient, even if staff are spread out geographically.

The simplest way you can reduce this is to streamline processes using technology. If you’re working on a large-scale project with input from multiple people, having a system in place to keep everyone updated is essential.

When technology can assign and handle tasks effectively, the need for email communication between team members is greatly reduced or removed entirely. You can easily track project creation and progress across your team. Team members can share attachments, follow conversations, comment on tasks, give feedback, and much more. This opens up a world of accessibility and visibility, reducing the number of meetings required to get the job done.  

With different processes, you might think you need different software. That’s not true. You can find a bespoke solution that integrates every process into one easy-to-use system. So even if your staff are in different countries, they’ll be able to stay on the same page throughout the life of the project.

At Createk, we create safe, easy-to-use, bespoke software that improves your business’s productivity from day one. Secure, stable, and supported every step of the way. If you’re interested in finding out more, get in touch to see how Createk can help you with your application development.

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