Is Enterprise Mobility the Key to Workplace Happiness?
According to recent research by webexpenses, almost two-thirds (63%) of people who use mobile apps at work report that they save time by doing so, 39% say apps enable them stay on top of tasks and 17% reveal that apps help to manage finances.
The research also revealed that those using mobile apps at work are 21% more likely to be happier in their jobs, compared to those who don't use apps for professional purposes.
With almost half (49%) feeling that they don't have enough time in the day to get everything done, the research suggests that the time-saving advantages of mobile apps presents significant advantages for the workforce.
Task management apps are reportedly UK employees' favourite mobile tool, chosen by 44% of workplace app users. In terms of time saved, on average, employees claimed that using mobile technology saves them almost an hour-and-a-half a week, which adds up to over six business hours over the course of a month.
The research also found that using apps at work can have a positive impact on company finances, as 37% noting that apps make their business more profitable by saving time spent on paperwork, and 41% revealing that apps save their business money by making it easy to track company spending and expenses.
Michael Richards, Chairman of webexpenses said, "The findings from our research reveal an interesting disparity when it comes to how individuals utilise mobile apps across both their personal and professional lives. 38% of the mobile app users who responded to our survey said that using apps enhances their personal life and almost half say apps save them time; yet millions of people still aren't reaping the benefits of using apps in the workplace.
"I'd encourage everyone, employers and employees, to consider how they can make sure they don't get left behind in the mobile app revolution. Whether it's for keeping in touch with clients or managing expenses, mobile apps save people valuable time and hassle and that means they can focus their resource on more productive and less frustrating tasks."