By Van Murray / Sep 27, 2018
Employee satisfaction is vital to a healthy business. When employees are happy, they work harder and are more engaged. Additionally, they are more likely to go above and beyond the requirements for a work-related task or project.
Believe it or not, companies with a well-established cloud computing strategy are more likely to have high levels of employee satisfaction. By improving access to work-related data and information, employees are both more productive and more satisfied in their position.
When considering a move to the cloud, most of our clients are motivated by creating better accessibility and storage options for their employees. More often than not, improving employee morale is an unexpected benefit that is realized after making the switch to cloud computing. In our years of experience moving companies to the cloud, hundreds of our clients have reported a boost in job satisfaction and employee retention after moving to the cloud.
Here are four ways that moving your business to the cloud can boost employee morale:
1. Greater Flexibility
One of the greatest benefits in moving to the cloud is that it allows greater location flexibility for employees. Cloud services allow employees to work from any location, at any time and on any device. The flexibility to work outside of the office environment or outside of normal business hours leads to greater employee satisfaction and higher levels of productivity.
2. Improved Connectivity
When teams work in the cloud, they are better connected. That means that employees can access the most recent version of any document, and even work on it simultaneously. When employees have access to shared documents, there is no need to email files back and forth or struggle to find the most up-to-date version.
3. Less Stress
When employees store their data on a local server or the companys VPN, there is a huge risk of losing data. Deleted files, overwritten work or even a power glitch can result in hours of lost work. Without a backup system in place, the risk of losing important data can be very stressful to employees.
When you use a cloud-management partner like AppSmart, you wont need to worry about data loss. Keeping files in the cloud means that your files are secure and backed up. Additionally, when using a cloud-management partner, you will be able to restore previous versions of files in case something is accidentally overwritten.
The cloud makes computing more reliable for your IT team, too. Traditionally, a system crash could mean overtime work for your IT team. With a cloud management partner, your IT team will have a provider to go to for help. This will ensure you dont waste your IT departments time fixing problems and restoring backups. Additionally, this reliability makes IT budgets more manageable and predictable.
4. Single Sign On
Businesses that run on the cloud can set up single sign on for their employees, allowing them to access important services and data using one login from any device. This means that even employees that work remotely can access email, files, and any other data they need. Improving accessibility to work-related data reduces employee-frustration and makes it easier for them to work from anywhere, even on the go.
Experienced executives know that employee satisfaction is essential to keeping employees engaged and committed to going above and beyond their job requirements. Moving your business to the cloud will provide your employees with greater flexibility and accessibility, and in turn, improve employee morale and productivity. And when your employees are happier, your customers will be too.