- Lianhe Zaobao
Employers can build up a truly mobile and efficient workforce by empowering employees with the right tools to work on-the-go.
The adage “time is money” has never been more apt than it is in this day and age. More and more, businesses are feeling the pressure of having to perform faster, better and stronger to beat the competition.
But as much as companies have tried to implement flexible working arrangements to help improve worker productivity, it remains a fact that there simply isn’t enough bandwidth for employees to perform their best all of the time.
One of the biggest hurdles to productivity in the digital age is that despite owning mobile devices, employees often have to face issues with insufficient data allowances and speed.
It may seem like a small issue, but data allowance is crucial for employee performance – it can be the defining factor in what makes or breaks a deal.
Take for instance, a sales representative who gets lost while on the way to meet a client in an underdeveloped industrial area without proper signage installed. The representative’s timeliness could depend largely on their access to online directions at the most critical moments before the meeting.
Another common scenario is when clients request for urgent changes to documents and proposals. The ability of the representative to complete and send out these requests in time can affect the client’s decision.
And if the client further requests for an urgent video call to clarify the terms of that contract, the employee would not have to scramble to get back to the office just for a secure internet connection.
It’s plain and simple – without the ability to work on-the-go, employees could lose out to the competition and end up costing the company precious time and money.
Time-saving aside, a mobile workforce will also untether employees from the office desk, allowing them to work more efficiently by focusing on the task at hand.
Besides, empowering employees with stable mobile connections will also allow for better communication between team leaders and their members.
Although many companies are aware of these benefits, many still struggle with implementing a truly mobile solution for their workforce because their data providers provide rigid and cumbersome corporate plans.
One scheme that answers the needs of a mobile workforce best is Maxis’ FlexiShare, which provides flexibility in allocating mobile data for employees to carry out their duties outside of the office.
With FlexiShare, employers will only need to deal with one corporate plan and one bill for all their employees every month. By bulk-buying data of up to 1,500GB, employers can easily allocate the amount of data each employee should receive simply by logging on to their account, via Maxis ONEBusiness Hub, a self-serve portal to manage all their employees’ mobile plans.
This not only means that different employees can be given the right amounts of data, it also results in the ability to give them access to more data when they run out.
What’s more, Maxis’ newly-introduced FlexiFund will let business managers redeem mobile devices for their employees.
With FlexiFund, corporate customers with FlexiShare accounts can redeem smartphones, WBB MiFi routers, FWBB modems and FWBB deck phones for their workers.
This way, employers can also plan ahead to redeem new devices as soon as they are launched on the market.
Going mobile has never been more important, and the ability to do so is essential to running a successful business.
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This article was sponsored by Maxis.