The use of mobile technology in and out of the workplace is making a positive impact on the productivity and job satisfaction of healthcare employees, according to research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
The findings suggest that nearly six in ten (59%) of workers report being more productive in their jobs as a result of mobile technology, while nearly half (48%) are more satisfied in their job if they perceived their employer to be a good provider of mobile working practices.
While the use of mobile technology for employees has gained popularity in recent years, some hospitals still restrict the use of mobile phones within their premises for fear of interference with medical equipment. However the report suggests we may be arriving at a point where employee demands for mobility can no longer be ignored: almost a third (29%) of healthcare workers now state they would not work for a company that would not allow them to use their mobile devices for work.
Saadi Kawkji, SE Director Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company commented: “These findings suggest that the healthcare sector has a real opportunity to not only bolster employee satisfaction but also strengthen the service provided to the general public. To reach that goal, employers must offer the training and tools needed to expand their growing mobile workforce.”