Phones, computers, and tablets follow us from the moment we wake up to when we doze off again. That’s why it’s crucial that they work smoothly.
At Data-Info, one mission soars above the rest: we want to make everyday life easier for the personnel of our client companies. We accomplish this by increasing their ICT wellbeing. Some might say that communication technology and wellbeing have nothing in common, but I think they’re a tight-knit pair.
So what on Earth is ICT wellbeing? Let me explain. Because the phones, laptops, and tablets we sell are such an integral part of everyday life at work and at home, they must work smoothly. Working devices increase our wellbeing. No one can remain zen while butting heads with a decade-old computer or a hacked phone. Technical tools should make our lives easier, not cause headaches.
A happy employee is a productive employee
Finnish companies take different stands towards ICT wellbeing. Many companies have realised that modern and functioning tools increase both the efficiency of employees and the profits of the company.
Then there are those who see computers and cell phones as nothing but expenses. They haven’t yet realised the benefits of proper tools, which are an advantage in recruiting new personnel and increasing employees’ satisfaction. For example, accessing important documents through a cloud service allows employees to work anywhere and anytime, leading to better profits.
Both sides need to be flexible
We often take phones and laptops home from the office, so how well they function impacts our entire life. The line between work and leisure has blurred, which is sometimes seen as a bad thing. I believe that not having to work 9-to-5 is a good thing, because both employers and employees need flexibility. Sometimes you need to handle personal matters at work, and sometimes you could to work from home – as long as you have the proper tools, cloud services, and efficient information security to help you. Our devices enable flexibility and remote work – that’s what I call ICT wellbeing.
We often take phones and laptops home from the office, so how well they function impacts our entire life.
So ICT wellbeing isn’t just a workplace thing. It reduces stress in all areas of life from buying your movie tickets on your phone to scheduling a doctor’s appointment on your office computer. Work has become increasingly personalised and decreasingly tied to a specific time or place. Work and leisure are mixing, and that’s why our demands for both are escalating. The biggest difference is that we can’t stand poorly functioning technology.
And that’s just as well – no one’s wellbeing should depend on a crashing computer or a slow internet connection.