Business isn’t what it used to be. The common practice was for folks to be in cubicles in big office spaces, smashing away at their digital work and using hardwired telephones to make anxious phone calls to big clients. Now, business is all about mobility. But though you can say that easily in theory, in practice it takes a bit of work and discipline to make it work effectively.
A few methods that you can use to prop up your success rate when it comes to the mobile revolution are going to include using SMS engagement techniques, installing project management software that syncs to the cloud, allowing people that freedom to actually be mobile, using social elements for branding purposes, and paying close attention to your output timeline.
Use SMS Engagement Techniques
In recent years, many forward-thinking businesses have started incorporating SMS engagement into their business plans, and it has worked spectacularly well. Though initial doubts surrounded the idea of text and images sent back and forth on mobile devices as a form of business communication, in the end, companies and customers found good ways to handle things like troubleshooting, or service calls in general.
Install Project Management Software
To avoid the confusion that can happen when employees are all running around in different physical locations, be sure to install project management software that stays synced in the cloud. Modern versions of these software types (and the mobile apps that house them) even have internal communication and email archives that really clean up and solidify the mobile business experience.
Allow People To Be Mobile
One thing that can happen to curtail your mobile success (as a supervisor especially) is giving mobile capability to your employees, but then preventing them from actually going out and being mobile. It doesn’t no good to have the ability to work on the fly, if you insists on keeping people in their cubicles. If work can be done out in the world with clients face to face, let it happen!
Use Mobile Social Elements For Branding
A big positive benefit of mobile work capability is the idea of adding real-time feedback and influence into the equation. If you use social media for business purposes, having a mobile workforce that posts pictures and updates in real-time, that’s a huge way to put your brand in the collective consciousness.
Pay Attention To the Business Timeline
With new allowances for mobility, you can extend your business timeline. In other words, work isn’t just going to happen during typical working hours. Now, with employees on the move, your updates can get stretched out to all hours of the day, in all places that are work-related. Once again, this is a huge opportunity to connect with people on a new level.