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Mobile work in the company: How to generate benefits

Advances in digitization are bringing challenges regarding mobile work. How can you meet these challenges? Learn how you can profitably establish the mobile workplace in your company.

The future of mobile work

How about staying home today and working from there? Or what if you are on a business trip and still want to approve an employee’s vacation request by smartphone? What is everyday reality for some entrepreneurs and department heads sounds to many others like something still far in the future.

According to a study by the German Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs, only a few employees consider their mobile work environment to be ideal in 2017. Two things are especially important to employees: for one thing, recognition from their boss, and for another, an ideal IT environment in their office. And that is just what received a bad grade from around 60 percent of those surveyed. Poor data access and little flexibility with regard to new digital requirements are just a few of the problems.

But at the same time, both markets and people are becoming more and more dynamic in this respect. Your employees want to adapt to the new conditions, they want to be able to react faster and work more efficiently. Enterprise mobility is the coming trend in the context of your company.

What is enterprise mobility?

The basis of enterprise mobility is a digital workplace which provides all the necessary information and tools for the task at hand in the current work location. This is made possible by business apps which allow access to information and participation in business processes beyond standard formats such as WebClient.
Interfaces to a variety of legacy applications and backend systems are used, and the data are processed or synchronized live. Thus, data can be exchanged and processed across device types and independently of time and location. As a specific example, service technicians are now able to access key data from machines, systems, or customers.

Mobile work as a competitive advantage

Many companies already offer basic mobile applications such as e-mail service and calendar functions. However, those that strive to mobilize their entire business processes are 15 percent more productive and work almost 30 percent more profitably. Why?

  • Tasks are immediately available and can be handled directly.
  • Relevant information is there when and where it is needed for optimum services for employees and customers.
  • Throughput times are reduced to a minimum, and efficiency is increased.
  • Quality is enhanced: manual errors in the transmission of information between people and departments are reduced, and the flow is transparent.
  • Employees are more productive in their working time, or able to reduce it.
  • Costs within the company can be reduced.

First step in digitization

Investments in mobile work not only facilitate an enormous surge in your company’s productivity, but also provide the foundation for further digitization projects. Once the platform is initially set up, additional services and solutions can be added, for example, to integrate your customers as well.
It is important here that you develop a digital agenda early and go beyond selective solutions – because it allows you to always be a step ahead of your competition.

No less important are your satisfied employees, to whom you give the freedom to design their work flexibly. After all, when digital work equipment is lacking, not even recognition from your boss will help.

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