IT Management Slideshow: 10 Tools To Keep Employees Productive On the Road
By Don Reisinger | Posted 08-03-2011
10 Tools To Keep Employees Productive On the Road
A BlackBerry. Really.One of the best ways enhance employee productivity on the road is to equip them with a smartphone that is designed for their jobs. And for now, that still means getting them a BlackBerry. RIM's smartphones may lack the flair of the iPhone or Android-based devices, but they're far more functional for basic tasks such as keeping up with Email (and not getting distracted by Angry Birds.)
As the global workforce becomes ever more mobile, your job as a CIO is to ensure that employees on the road are just as productive as they would be in the office. To make things easier, a host of solutions living in the cloud are designed to help you achieve that goal. And, thanks to a wealth of wireless device options, folks can be working no matter where they are. But, as you know all too well, when people are out of the office, they tend to be far less productive than they are in the office. For some employees, not having a boss hanging over their shoulder to find out what they're doing provides them with the license to do what they want, when they want. That's where you come in. Rather than allowing those road warriors to run amok, you can provide the right solutions and enforce the proper policies to ensure your employees are working when they should, and not engaging in other activities. Here's a guide to help keep your mobile employees productive while they're on the road.