With an average of 329 apps available for employees to interact with at their fingertips, freedom to customize work clearly plays an important role in the modern workplace. While work was once considered by many as a place to go and make money, return home, sleep and repeat, that's not the case anymore. Employees want to work alongside the company doing something that is meaningful to them. Work is no longer simply a means to an end – it's an integral part of our lives that we seek satisfaction from and consider part of our well-being.
In my article published on CMSWire, I look at how employee engagement is always a win-win for both the employee and the company. While employees enjoy the freedom of working how they want and when they want, companies also partake in the benefits considering employees who are engaged and invested can outperform their peers by 147 percent in earnings per share.
Companies need to be careful, however, about how they manage this new approach to work. Allowing employees to engage freely with any app they choose – with hundreds to choose from – can also result in further fragmentation or loss of corporate memory as employees work within the silo of their own apps. Balancing and connecting these apps with an overarching collaboration hub is the perfect solution. It connects employees, their ideas, content and information while still allowing them to work the way they work best. Employees want to do their best work — they just want to do it in their own ways.
Find out more about how companies should invest in engaging their employees without fragmenting information for the ultimate benefit for them as well as having a positive impact on employee satisfaction. Who doesn't like a win-win situation?
And for those of you heading to JiveWorld17, I'm looking forward to discussing this and a whole bunch of other fun topics – whether in the hallway, in sessions or over drinks. See you soon!