- You can position Contextual Mobility Management (CMM) as a tool to help improve company culture
- CMM can ensure consistent policy compliance in the workplace, help prevent worker burnout and dissatisfaction, and position employees for individual success
- Your workers may not recognize the benefits of CMM on their own, so it’s critical to message its adoption as an employee-friendly company investment
Anytime a business dictates to its employees when, where and how mobile devices will be used in the workplace, workers are bound to be hesitant. So much of our lives – both personal and professional – is built around and managed through this technology. When an employer restricts access to that device, skepticism is a perfectly reasonable reaction.
But companies don’t have to automatically accept worker negativity associated with policy enforcement. By involving employees in policy design, transparently explaining that policy to the workforce and using tools such as Contextual Mobility Management software (CMM) to enforce it, employers can gain the buy-in of workers. To that end, CMM can – and should – be messaged as a tool that can be used to help improve the overall culture of the company.
Here Are a Few Ways the Appropriate Positioning of CMM Can Help Promote Your Company Culture
Ensure Consistent Policy Compliance
Whenever overseeing company policy is left up to a manager or another employee, chances are – despite the best intentions – they won’t enforce standards evenly. Human beings are, after all, only human. Even the most organized and well-meaning people will handle different situations and interactions somewhat differently. Plus, a manager would actually have to witness a device being misused in order to enforce policy. No one can be in all places at once.
CMM, on the other hand, ensures that all employees are treated equally, precisely as company policy intends – and that no one slips through the cracks. If an employee sees a co-worker misusing a device and a manager misses it, that employee may perceive it as an uneven, or even unfair, enforcement of policy. But CMM removes the risk of that perception altogether. Not only does it prevent potential damage to company culture, most employees at companies that deploy CMM report adjusting to the software within weeks. Rather than regarding it as an intrusion, many find they barely notice CMM’s presence.
Work-Life and Wellness Benefits
Many workers feel pressured to be on call, responding immediately to every company communication. Whether or not an employer is explicit in those expectations, the feeling for employees who receive emails, instant messages, work orders, Slacks or other work-related communication during off hours is the same: I’m working.
This can result in employees feeling overworked and burned out – a serious detriment to company culture, worker wellness and, likely, employee retention. But with CMM, a company can disable work-related apps and programs when employees are no longer on company time. When this is the case, business leaders should communicate to a workforce that CMM helps protect employees’ personal time – a key consideration for achieving work-life balance, which is particularly important to a younger generation of workers.
An Investment in Employees
Employees may misunderstand the intentions behind device management software. To counteract negativity, a company should champion the investment in its employees: We aren’t doing this to you, but for you. We want to see you get home safely to your family. Your well-being matters to us. Reinforce the idea that the company is devoting resources to benefit workers – not simply enforcing policy.
Automation being its core function, TRUCE’s CMM can also help ease the minds of front-line workers and managers alike and eliminate any stress over policy compliance. It can help employees avoid distractions, maintain focus and improve productivity – which can keep them on the right track toward promotions and salary bumps. Leaning into this messaging provides the reminder to workers that the company is investing in setting them up for success.
TRUCE offers benefits to a company and its employees that range from automation to work-life balance. But in a vacuum, many – and perhaps all – of those benefits can go unrecognized by workers. It’s critical to the implementation of TRUCE that a business messages its adoption as an employee-friendly investment that will help improve company culture.