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Top Tips on Using Technology to Help Motivate Your Workplace

Stefan Haefliger, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at Cass Business School, shares his advice on technology and motivation, while we suggest solutions to consider if you think you have a motivation problem.

Does the technology you use at work help to keep you motivated, or does it make your heart sink? In our latest Unlock survey, we found that office technology was responsible for staff feeling frustrated on average three times a day, and was partly to blame for staff feeling negatively about work.

The survey of 6,000 office workers across Europe found that many people are not being provided with the right tools to help them do their job. 43% of people find the technology they use at work restrictive and limiting, 26% actually admit to pretending something was broken so they could avoid using it and 39% prefer to use their personal devices instead of what’s provided, because they find them easier to use.

This seems to fit within wider office frustrations. 77% of office workers would describe their office using negative terms: 28% said their working environment is uninspiring, 34% said their office was quiet and 15% said it was boring. Only 19% would describe their environment as motivating. Asked why they described their office in this way, a third blamed outdated and frustrating ways of working (28%), while a quarter said that too long is spent on boring admin tasks (31%).

We asked Stefan Haefliger, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at Cass Business School, to share his advice on technology and motivation. His tips and tricks form the cornerstone of the Sharp Unlock White Paper “Technology and motivation: is your office lagging behind?”

What's more, with over 100 years of experience at using technology to motivate staff, we look at a range of tips to help you engage with staff and make sure that the technology used in your office or workplace meets their needs.

This free download covers everything your business needs to help you start thinking about how technology can help motivate and inspire your employees in the workplace.

DOWNLOAD: “Technology and motivation: is your office lagging behind?”

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