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Making the most of a Mobile Workforce

March 7, 2019, MOQdigital Marketing

Future Workplace

Copy of MOQdigital Jan - Mar II (10)A digital environment is a competitive one, but it is also, more commonly than not, highly mobile as well. In today’s modern market, many companies are on the move - and they have to be in order to keep up with competitors and consumers alike. In fact, mobility has become critical to the success of modern business; but it is not without its challenges.

Digital technologies have enabled anywhere, anytime access to corporate networks. This employees to improve their efficiency and productivity, creating an environment that can work with them and not vice versa. It has also ensured that customers can get immediate access to products and services offered by a business. This current environment is very ‘now’. The world is at our fingertips – literally. However, we are also now facing significant security risks, the burden of constant evolution, and an abundance of choice that can lead us astray. So, how do business leaders make the most out of their mobile workforce? In 3 simple steps.

  1. Control: Security, transparency, and management should be a top priority for all companies utilising mobility. This management will also be the biggest challenge that these companies face, especially as technology continues to evolve. The best thing to do is to establish appropriate controls, standards, and rules for mobile use in the workforce – without breathing down the neck of employees. With the right dashboard, business leaders can obtain insights into who is using what, when, and why, and make adjustments accordingly. This means ensuring that past employees no longer have access to corporate files, ensuring the right people have the right level of access to do their job effectively and that devices logged into corporate networks are identified and managed.
  2. Automation: There are a lot of routine tasks that come with business. Paperwork is always inevitable. Fortunately, automation allows a company to take the menial tasks away from employees and boost productivity. Automation is already helping with scheduling, routing, invoicing, and more. It can also be used to assist with security measures and management, alerting users of threats and ensuring that IT staff are aware of potential issues as they arise.

  3. Strategy: As for all things in business, having a good strategy is vital. A significant challenge for many when it comes to making the most out of a mobile workforce is syncing mobility with existing functions. Because mobility enables greater geographic dispersal, without compromising efficiency, it is important that business leaders become globally oriented – and that their strategies to do. This might mean that an organisation's values shift, with work ethic and productivity becoming more important than simply ‘showing up’. Companies need to decide what is important to them in this modern market and work out how those features can be used to bolster their long and short term goals.

Mobility is the future of business. The world is becoming borderless, and we are capable of achieving success from anywhere at any time. If you are looking to embrace a future workplace, contact MOQdigital today. Our consultants can help you make the most out of your digital investments, and ensure that you are on the right track for success in a modern market.