Ensuring that employees are as productive as possible is essential to keeping profits steady. While traditional methods of criticism and monitoring typically lead to an unhappy and unproductive workforce, taking advantage of revolutionary new office products has been shown to boost productivity.
Apple iPad 2
While this high-tech tablet cannot necessarily replace computers in the office, its versatility and the sheer number of features can contribute to a more productive office. With hundreds of thousands of apps available on the iPad, companies can streamline their business by increasing the quality of office communication, providing more efficient customer service solutions and integrating business-to-business efforts.
The use of biometrics will likely only be beneficial to companies that handle very expensive inventory or confidential information, but any business falling under this category must utilize biometric technology to increase productivity. Instead of using a traditional time-keeping system like a punch clock, software or a simple pen and paper system, biometrics systems remove the possibility of dishonesty among employees. A unique fingerprint or retina will be scanned as a means to clock in, so employers can be sure that employees are working their scheduled shifts. A bonus is that employee theft is discouraged when biometric devices are used.
A healthy employee is a productive one, so why not encourage employees to boost their health? The BodyBugg monitoring system tracks calories consumed and burned throughout the course of a day by using physical indicators to ensure accuracy. Users can track this information through an app or software on a computer, and advice about changing daily routines to increase calorie burn is available to BodyBugg users. A benefit for employers is that healthier employees can lead to reduced group health insurance costs.
Jabra Pro Headset
Jabra’s wireless headsets give employees the ability to assist customers, talk to vendors or get in touch with other people in the office without the need to sit at a desk. A high-quality wireless headset makes it possible for small or medium companies with few employees to save time. For example, an employee who is on the phone with a customer with a question about the order in the process could potentially check on the progress of the shipment without putting the customer on hold. The Jabra Pro Headset line also features compatibility with mobile phones, Internet calls, and traditional office phones.
In today’s business world, even small businesses need to use high-tech smartphones and tablets to stay competitive. Unfortunately, all of these devices need to be charged on a daily basis in order to be useful to employees. The solution to charging woes is the MultiCharger-X from iLuv Creative Technology. It provides 10 charging outlets for Apple products, and it also allows for iPad syncing. This is a must-have tool for companies that are dependent on mobile devices.
Productivity is one of the most important aspects of a successful company. Streamline the office by using a device that increases office productivity. If you want more information on utilizing technology to increase productivity, contact Scale or give us a call at 501-683-7229.