Mobile-Optimized Work Environments Drive Higher Employee Engagement and Performance
Anew global study, “Mobility, Performance and Engagement” by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has established a measurable link between more mobile-first working environments and an increase in employee engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through well-developed and executed mobile strategies.
Sponsored by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, the study showed that companies rated by employees as “pioneers” in how they support mobile technology saw a rise in productivity (16%), creativity (18%), satisfaction (23%), and loyalty (21%), when compared to organizations that were poorly rated at supporting mobile technology.
“Today, most companies and employees understand that a mobile-first approach can be good for business, but if you can tell a CEO of a Fortune 500 company that their organization can achieve a 16% increase in employee output, or tell HR directors that they can increase loyalty by over one-in-five, we believe they would make mobility an even greater investment priority,” said Chris Kozup, Vice President of Marketing at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
“While past studies have recognized the impact of increased mobility on employee engagement, establishing 12 www.dqindia.com the business outcome has been a missing link. This report quantifies it,” he added.
The report, which surveyed 1,865 employees globally, demonstrates that many workers recognize the benefits of mobile-optimized work environments. In fact, six in ten (60%) employees said mobile technology makes them more productive, while more than four in ten (45%) believe it causes their creativity to rise.
The EIU’s analysis looked to define how the wide adoption of mobile technology was impacting business outcomes by defining the key dimensions of a mobile-first employee experience, then demonstrating how each dimension contributes toward business performance. A number of key trends stood out: