The Role of Technology in Driving Productivity
In our digital age, technology can be of huge benefit when it comes to driving productivity in the workplace. Far from eradicating the need for ‘human skills’, the right technology can be used to make tasks simpler and faster, freeing up time for jobs that require a human touch.
There’s a technological solution to almost every workplace problem nowadays, so it’s worth monitoring your business’ productivity to figure out where there are gaps. However, productivity is about more than just saving time and eliminating distractions; it also means being able to adapt to a changing work environment. Combined with a rise in demand for more flexible working hours and remote working, businesses are increasingly reliant on technology to connect their scattered workforces. A mobile solution that can be accessed from anywhere in the world at any time of day could be the answer – it enables access to communication and collaboration tools, as well as work documents, which means employees cut out time on travel and unnecessary communications.
Implementing the right software for your business can also reduce the risk of human error, which can be costly and time-sapping as well as potentially damaging your reputation. For example, our Time and Attendance software logs everything digitally so there is no risk of important paperwork going astray, and errors can be rectified quickly and easily. On top of this, a software solution that every member of staff has access to means that everyone can stay up to date with the necessary information and make changes accordingly. Giving your employees the autonomy over certain elements of the business, such as requesting or swapping shifts, eradicates the time that would otherwise be wasted on back-and-forth emails or time-consuming meetings.
Poor organisation can also be a drain on time, with countless hours wasted on trawling through spreadsheets and databases. Investing in an efficient system that allows your staff to find, access and amend data quickly will pay for itself in the time saved. A system that stores all of the vital information in one place will also ensure that staff and managers are all up to date and well informed of any changes made – even better if it’s a solution that can be accessed remotely.
A business with smart systems is a business that is productive and profitable, so finding a workforce management solution should be at the top of your to-do list. Our new productivity guide will give you all the advice you need on how to make your business more efficient – download ‘A Best Practice Guide to Maximising Productivity’ here.