Mobile communication technology is the future of work – and there’s no going back now. While the mobile world makes it possible to stay connected, it’s crucial, particularly in a multi-generational workforce, that leaders are aware of varying communication expectations from their employees.
Fortunately, regardless of age, the majority of employees agree on this: effective communication in the workplace is a top priority.
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The more transparent and communicative leaders are with employees, the easier it is to build trust, morale, and a positive company culture. Team members further enhanced collaboration and productivity when they stay connected using mobile technology.
To successfully dive into the future of work, we need to better understand each generation’s mobile communication preferences. To do this, EmployeeChannel, Inc. – a leading provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication – compiled the infographic below.
Here’s a Look at Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce:
- Both Millennials and Gen Z say communication ability is the most important quality in a leader
- Baby Boomers rated “effective communication to keep employees informed” a 4.53 out of 5 on a scale of importance
- 77 percent of employees said they feel positive about a future where all work is done from a mobile device
- Mobile technology is an accepted communication method. In 2016, 87 percent of adults 18+ had access to a smartphone. Broken down by age group:
- 18-34: 97%
- 35-49: 94%
- 55+: 77%
Check out the full infographic below to prepare yourself to improve mobile communications with your entire team. You may rethink how you approach your communication strategy.
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