Cloud services in numerous ways aids in enhancing the productivity stance of organizations of all sizes. This however could sometimes go unnoticed due to the inability of even business personnel to precisely measure its impact.
For most, the challenge is that it could be quite tricky to measure as opposed to other cloud service benefits such as reduction in cost which can be easily measured and reflected in figures.
That being said, according to multiple surveys conducted on small and medium scale businesses, findings have indicated a 60% increase in the productivity stance associated with businesses utilizing cloud services. A larger percentage of these business owners also affirm the improvement in business process cloud productivity suites provide.
To further buttress its practicality, we’ve put together a few more practical ways to reflect the impact of cloud application suites as it applies to enhancing the productivity of employees and business in general.
Hopefully, this might help you gain more insight and at best, prompt you to make that decision of exploiting the value cloud based productivity tools can provide your business with.
Top of the list for us is:
4 Practical Ways Cloud Services Impacts Productivity
Employees Satisfaction: you probably are familiar with the quote “Customer is the King.” But as good as that may sound, tilting towards the alternative of “Employee being the King and Customer Prince” is proven to be more effective. Going by the insatiable desire of customers for faster and better experience with brands that most times would require 24/7 interaction, there are growing demands even on the paths of employees to be enabled with the resources to also work remotely.
Hence if as a business or business owner and you are looking to harness the best output from employees equipping them with the right tools that would allow for them to work remotely, faster and even more effectively, all of which can be enabled by cloud computing shouldn’t be optional. By the numbers 59% of companies that use cloud services are more likely to see productivity benefits. (Source)
Take for example, just working remotely alone is said to increase employee satisfaction drastically to an extent where they tend to favor being able to work remotely over a pay rise or 10% cut in pay. Imagine the level of productivity you would get from such staff. Imagine the level of productivity you would get from such personnel.
Speeds up workflows: the ability to hasten the completion of task that would have otherwise taken ample time to complete is one critical value cloud computing provides. Time is a scarce resource and most often employees tend to be less productive when they attribute too much time to doing simple redundant task. With cloud management tools, you more or less would be equipping and positioning your employees to do more in less time. There is even a high probability they would also work even from home as they could easily access files and/or document online.
Cuts down on IT workloads: say goodbye to the long hours your IT personnel would usually spend doing updates and installations as all such activities would be initiated automatically and by that I mean self-update. You can be more certain that your IT staffs would have more time to contribute in helping make the business process throughout the organization better. Even better is the more predictable workflow cloud computing provides you with.
Better Efficiency: being able to conduct an activity and/or access information from anywhere and at any time I’m sure you would agree will definitely impact on your approach towards engaging in that activity. Same applies within the work environment, employees being able to access information, share and even work together on documents real time has a significant way of impacting performance. Less time is spent on task with a higher tendency of it being done better. Cloud services makes this possible.
If we were to quickly take our minds back to a few years, it was almost impossible for businesses to effectively collaborate and communicate with staffs who happen to be states or even countries apart. Today the case is different with cloud services, collaboration and communication are made easier and more efficient saving more time and resources saved which although might seem immaterial all add up in enhancing work process and productivity.