Microsoft 365 and Teams are great solutions for office-based employees. But what about your frontline workers—the ones who aren’t sitting at a desk with a computer at their fingertips?
"The more you know, the more you think you don’t. The more you don’t know, the more you think you do." - inspired by Aristotle and Albert Einstein
As a leader you need feedback from your team to succeed.
Collecting employee feedback regularly and frequently through employee surveys is an essential part of assessing internal communication strategies, operational efficiencies, and improving workplace culture.
Companies are now turning to employee surveys to gain organizational insights they can take immediate action on. Best of all, there are now ways to collect the feedback you need to make concrete improvements in real-time.
How employees and employers value one another is a key indicator of business success.
A strong relationship drives the very best behaviors and delivers better returns.
Miscommunication is expensive. Due to high levels of linguistic and cultural diversity within the non-desk workforce, it is crucial that the digital platform you adopt can effectively accommodate many different types of communicators.
Organizations have to cultivate an environment for inclusivity, engagement, and diversity if they want to increase productivity as well as retain more talents.
As mobile workforce demographics reflect more diversity, companies need to implement internal communication strategies that include every single worker.
Does your organization have an annual employee engagement survey and then nothing else to gather feedback from your people?
No Pulse Surveys?
No communication channel where employees can provide their feedback whenever they feel like it?
Well, how then could your organization accurately capture those 9-month warning signs?
Take a guess how many percent of the global workforce do not have a desk?
60 to 80% of workers globally - about 2.7 billion people - are “deskless” and handling jobs that do not require (or allow for) sitting in place.
If that number surprises you, think about all the industries this includes retail and grocery, healthcare, hospitality and foodservice, construction, manufacturing, logistics and utilities.
These frontline workers have unique job demands, volatile working schedules, demanding customers, long hours standing and little to no access to task-critical information.
In 2021 this deskless workforce will undergo an Employee Experience investment renaissance as companies are increasingly recognizing the impact technology has on boosting deskless worker productivity and job satisfaction.
I hope you catch my idea.
Let me ask you a few questions to reflect upon.
What is one of the last competitive edges any business could sharpen?
Anyone can copy your product in shorter and shorter periods of time.
I reckon all businesses out there are driven to achieve higher business results.
Here business results mean anything your organization wants to achieve.
This could be purpose-driven or profit-driven.
We are in the midst of The Great Reshuffle with many people changing jobs within the frontline industries.
As more digital tools enter the workplace, organizations should pay particular attention to the actual, not promised, productivity within their workforce. According to PwC’s Global Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2022, one of the biggest challenges they identified is the need to improve what is often called the “employee experience.”