How to Motivate Employees Using Technology

When used in the right way, technology can help us leave work at work.

Motivating employees might not be rocket science, but there are ways to spruce up the conventional methods. While employees love paid lunches, a fun break room, and work from home days, there are ways to get more creative with the process by utilizing technology. Use the following strategies to boost engagement and create a motivated workforce. 

Implement More Collaboration

Ever wondered where a document was stored on the server only to get frustrated with the amount of time you wasted while searching for it? Save time, decrease frustration, increase productivity, and encourage collaboration with file sharing tools like Google Drive and Dropbox. These tools eliminate common frustrations and encourage sharing and collaboration between teammates. If you travel for work, this can be especially useful as these tools provide a way to easily access important documents on the go.

Track Employee Performance

When managing large teams, an individual’s work can quickly get lost amid everything going on. Talent management software can help employers gain a visual of each person’s process, the progress of different projects, and gain insight on how to better manage and help their employees. These types of programs help identify strengths and weaknesses that can aid in the development of a person’s career and pave the way to strengthening a team. 

Real-Time Feedback

Most employees want feedback on the work they’re doing to help improve their processes, to better their chances of a promotion, and to further their careers. More often than not, reviews only come once or twice a year. HR software provides an easy method to give feedback on an ongoing basis. It guides employees in the right direction and increases their motivation by providing much-needed insight. On the other hand, it can also allow employees to provide direct feedback to management, making both parties feel valued and encouraged to perform at the best of their abilities. 

Accessing Documents Outside of the Office

Let’s face it. No one wants to bring work home with them, especially after a long day at the office. However, sometimes it is necessary to be able to access certain items outside of the office. Mobile applications can revolutionize the way workplaces access files outside of the office. By using tech in the workplace that is mobile-optimized, employees can access information and documents when they are out of the office. Integrate mobile-friendly technology to see a boost in productivity and allow your employees to have the option to try working in a new, creative, and different way.

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