We all use mobile apps in our daily lives. We send text messages, post on social media, play Candy Crush, shop online, order take-out… and the list goes on. There’s an app for almost anything these days.
But what if a mobile app could also engage your employees? According to study by Gallup, only 15% of employees worldwide and 35% of employees in the US fall in the “engaged” category. Mobile apps play a critical role in digital transformation for enterprise organizations.
According to Strategy Analytics, the enterprise mobility market will grow to reach $2.2 billion by 2022. And 67% of CIOs think that enterprise mobility will have a massive impact on their businesses.
Customers now expect a mobile experience from companies. Employees are just as enthusiastic about having a workplace mobile app to make their lives easier, too.
What can your enterprise do to better engage employees? Enterprise mobility gives employees a way to connect into core technologies, processes, and tasks – even when they’re not sitting at their desks.
Here are 8 reasons why enterprise organizations are investing in mobile platforms to improve the employee experience:
Provide access to relevant content
Your content, resources, and communications may be disorganized and siloed in different departments and divisions. An enterprise mobility platform can give your employees access to the information they need right on their mobile device. Employees can search within the app and quickly and easily find the resources they need, at the right time.
Empower employees to work anywhere
Flexibility is quickly becoming a top-ranking employee benefit. Millennial workers value their time and convenience very highly. An enterprise mobile platform allows remote and in-office workers to access the relevant content and information they need from any location, and at any time. Smartphones give employees the ability to easily take care of many day-to-day responsibilities right on their mobile phones.
Streamline workflows and productivity
Your employees are busy. They have work to do. Email inboxes are overflowing, often with redundant and irrelevant information by the time the employee sees it. With an enterprise mobility platform, you can provide real-time updates and content that help them better do their jobs. And with your organization working together, employees are working better and smarter, and everyone in the company is on the same page.
Lean on collaboration tools
One of the major challenges for enterprises in 2021 is the siloed nature of employees working from their homes. Collaboration tools are key. The next generation of technology, and specifically collaboration tools, will continue to grow and strengthen the mobile workforce. Collaboration tools will lead to employees who are 34% happier with their workplace culture.
Share real-time updates
An enterprise mobile platform unites everyone in your organization in a single location. Communication should be a two-way street. Employees, managers, and the C-suite should be able to interact with each other. Information should flow from the top-down as well as from the bottom-up. Employees are able to ask questions and offer feedback to managers. Employees can also have access to internal messaging with coworkers, as well as group chat options.
Deliver learning and training
It’s important that enterprise organizations take the time to train employees. Professional learning and development on the job matters, especially for remote employees. A no-code enterprise mobile platform allows employees to train and learn right on their smartphones. That means employees can learn anytime and anywhere, even if they only have a few minutes to spare.
Provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities
As the saying goes, it’s more cost-effective to keep a dedicated employee than to hire a new employee. And it costs much less to upskill or reskill an existing employee. Fostering a culture of ongoing learning and education in the workplace shows that the enterprise cares about its employees and the value they add to the organization. Employees who learn new skills feel more valued, more productive, and more engaged and loyal to the company.
READ MORE: The Mobile Workplace In 2021: Employees Work Anywhere
Consider an enterprise mobility platform
At CatalystXL, we want to help you quickly and easily share content and foster collaboration across your entire organization. We can deliver a no code, custom-branded enterprise mobile platform that unlocks answers and provides insights via our Cardware™ platform — sharing categorized content in a powerful flashcard format. Our mobile platform provides Sales Acceleration and a Mobile Workplace for your employees – both in and out of the office.
Book a demo today.