In a world where there is more competition than ever before, achieving a competitive advantage is more crucial than at any time in history. That’s why, in the modern economy, the utilisation of technology in the workplace is quickly becoming integral to a company’s ability to be successful in the marketplace. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you stay up-to-date with all the latest developments and innovations that can be implemented into your company’s workplace. As such, here is a list of 5 companies who are leading the charge to change the corporate culture in the workplace.
One way that technology is changing the workplace is providing employees with the ability to much more accurately manage their company’s supply chain management. Using the latest developments in artificial intelligence, Nestlé have been able to streamline their ability to provide the right quantity of resources to the right locations, and as such, have improved their sales precision by over 9%. Empowering employees with the data to make more informed decisions can have dramatic benefits to overall company performance.
Aside from improving employee’s ability to use data to enhance company performance, technology can be utilised in the workplace to enhance the transmission of data internally. Bluescape, an up and coming FinTech company, has recently developed visual collaboration software that allows employees from all over the world to cooperate in real time, utilising a revolutionary infinite digital canvass to prepare products and marketing plans. The benefits of such technology are applicable to a wide variety of industries, and can help an increasingly mobile workforce to remain as productive as possible.
With the mobility of the workforce in mind, the freelance company Upwork has helped to transform the very essence of the workplace itself – the employees. With technology allowing unprecedented levels of communication across the globe, the ability of employees to be productive away from the traditional office environment has seen a dramatic increase in the usage of freelance workers. Ranging from writers, graphic designers, marketing specialists and accountants, Upwork provides a digital marketplace for companies to find the right worker for the right job. Market leaders such as Facebook, IBM, and BBC Worldwide now employ the use of freelancers for a wide variety of jobs.
The usage of technology in the workplace not only benefits mobile workers. A study from Deloitte found that companies who reviewed the performance of in-house employees on at least a quarterly basis performed at a much higher level than those who only reviewed performance on an annual basis. Thus, companies such as Glint, a cloud-based employee management and review platform, are providing a technological solution that facilitates regular contact and performance review with employees. Aside from the already mentioned benefit of increased performance, utilising platforms such as these help to create a corporate culture of innovation.
5) CRM Next
Lastly, technology can help your employees interact more effectively and efficiently with your customers than ever before. FinTech company CRM Next has recently developed software to enhance workers’ productivity, integrating and streamlining many of the responsibilities of tellers or customer service representatives into one easy-to-use interface. Using such software, employees can reduce the time spent on everyday tasks by up to 90%. Not only does this benefit companies in utilising time more efficiently, but helps to allow a much greater quality and quantity of customer interaction, thereby enhancing the company’s brand loyalty.