Mobile apps are becoming an extremely important tool for today's workforce. Apps are helping with everything from delivering food right to an employee's desk to coordinating large teams and streamlining processes. As this technology becomes integrated with everything we do, some thinking needs to be done around deployment and management strategies. BizReport recently spoke to Vladik Rikhter, CEO & Co-Founder, Zenput about how to effectively implement a workplace strategy for mobile apps. Here are a few of the highlights.
Rikhter emphasized the importance of talking to your employees and understanding their needs before jumping into any one solution. This allows the company to customize solutions that fit the correct workflows and also cater to unique situations effectively.
Acclimating to apps
Employees must be acclimated to any new technology. Rikhter suggests integrating with products that they might be familiar with such as email, CRM and file-share applications. Once accustomed to mobile apps that sync with these systems, employees will be willing to take on new, mobile-first technology.
Usability is key
Apps must be easy to use and span across a large employee base. This means making the technology accessible to everyone from millennial to baby boomers. “Unless apps are easy to use for your 22-year-old and 62-year-old employees, they won't get used,” said Rikhter.
Break the silos
Business app should be able to cross functions and integrate seamlessly. Why use four apps, when the job can be done with one? In the end, productivity should be ultimate goal, and making the lives of employees easier is a major win for any company.
Read BizReport’s full article, How to Implement a Workplace Mobile Strategy.
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