When you have efficient employees that get the job done and get it done well, you want to replicate them. You can replicate them, but you also want to give them and the rest of your employees other things that can help them be more efficient and get more work done.
Some businesses may still think that devices can take away from the work that gets done, maybe because they are worried about employees using smartphones for personal use, or that they’ll be on social media all day. For one thing, you can block websites on a work network. And, there are also ways to see what numbers are being called from smartphones.
Instead of keeping tech from employees, here are some reasons your business needs tech to get ahead.
Ability To Work On The Go
Technology gives workers the ability to work on the go. If you work in an industry where there is a lot of traveling going on, it can really pay to ensure your employees have the best laptops, smartphones, and possibly even tablets. First of all, it ensures you can get ahold of them, no matter what it is they are doing.
Secondly, they can get more work done while they are on their trip. Instead of attending meetings, then spending hours in office going through stuff and writing reports, they can have all of that done while they are still away and get back to their normal day to day work when they are back in the office.
More Contact Opportunities
Not only can you get ahold of your employees when they are traveling or on the road (make sure they all have bluetooth headsets), but so can their clients and potential clients. If people can’t reach you to make a sale, they are very likely going to go somewhere else. Don’t miss a call, text, or email with the right tech.
More Efficient Meetings
If each of your employees brings their laptop, netbook, or tablet with them to meetings, it can make for a more efficient meeting. You’ll waste less paper, have less to pass around (just email packets before the meeting), and they can have their own notes right in their tech too to bring up when it’s their turn to speak.
The bonus is that with things like Bluetooth and Google, all of your own devices can be connected, so your employee can have their phone calendar readily available and get into Google Drive from any device. This makes it an ideal business tool.
Don’t let tech scare you, and realize there may even be benefits to your employees getting on social media at work (have them turn it into part of their job, to post business links).