Tuesday 24 July 2012
The advent of mobile technology is helping small businesses to increase levels of employee productivity, it has been claimed.
Writing for the Bay of Plenty Times, Diana Clement claimed that some small firms have increased efficiency rates by up to 40 per cent using mobile technology.
She suggested that the initial costs associated with equipping employees with smartphones are far exceeded by the benefits.
As once workers have access to mobile technology, they can work on the move and at home in the evenings, rather than simply when they are in the office during the day.
Ms Clement suggested that small businesses should seek advice on how to work with the maximum level of efficiency using smartphones.
Applications may exist which allow workers to streamline or even automate repetitive tasks - freeing up time to be used elsewhere.
She claimed that syncing smartphones with employees' calendars, emails and tasks can also deliver productivity gains.
"Set up access to your company database and systems," Ms Clement urged. "[And] use voice activation where possible."
Posted by Alex Boardman