How prepared are you to thrive in your work environment? Are you able to access the information you want when you need it? According to a recent survey by Eccentex, many companies are failing to equip their employees with the tools they need to get work done efficiently. Whether it be mobile, cloud-based or business-critical systems, knowledge workers indicated that they don’t have adequate access to the necessary information needed to make informed decisions.
Working Hard or Hardly Working?
The survey showed that knowledge workers across a variety of industries need access to different kinds of information platforms to do their jobs, but are hindered by a lack of transparency.
Additionally, companies are failing to provide the mobility needed to work remotely. According to the survey, 36.9% of knowledge workers indicated that their biggest challenge is not having access to required information remotely when it is needed. It isn’t just that working outside the office is preferred, it’s that a majority of workers say that the use of mobile tools “increases productivity” while 27% say working remotely makes work “easier.”
The good news is that for 45% of workers, working in the cloud has already become the norm, while 36% want their company to adopt cloud technologies.
During the past year, we've heard so much about the BYOD movement that it is easy to forget that many companies are still struggling to adopt basic strategies that make it easier for employees to access information securely and remotely. The survey confirms that while the enterprise is making progress towards adopting cloud-based technologies and other mobile applications, there is still work to be done to help employees be more productive in the interim.