Managing a mobile workforce is tricky – but if the stats are to be believed, then it’s something we should get used to, or at least better at.
It’s no question that telecommuting is on the rise. The new road warriors, the digital nomads, are in coffee shops, libraries or simply working from their home offices, utilizing a plethora of digital devices and applications to stay connected and productive while on the go.
What makes designing a great software app user experience successful? Understanding users , that’s what! That means observing real users at work in the wild, as they do real tasks, interact with real people, experience real interruptions, and rely on apps and all sorts to complete tasks. These real world surroundings UX pros call “context of use“
With a simple connection to ‘the Cloud’, we can find a place to work from our smartphones , hold a virtual meeting with our webcams, manage our teams from afar … But when it comes to signing contracts, the Cloud suddenly bursts – we’re asked to print off pages, sign dotted lines, and fax things back, like it’s 1989… If you recognize that scenario, forget the fax, follow these steps and return to sender – signed, sealed, delivered – and all from your laptop or mobile device. 1.
Mobile broadband is a revelation for mobile workers. Most of the time, you’ll use it alone, but it may sometimes be necessary to share
If you’re anything like me, “meeting from anywhere” means dialing an phone number into a conference bridge, toggling awkwardly on your smartphone for the 10-digit passcode and hitting the mute button so the other attendees don’t hear the airport background noise. But for us telecommuters and road warriors , you can end the insanity and have a crazy good, crazy productive meeting from anywhere. Here are five tech tools you need today to make it happen: 1.