Previous Article Next Article High-performing companies are more likely to be making full use ofe-technology to cut the amount of time their workforce spends on routine tasks,new research has revealed. A study of 540 senior UK business decision-makers by Microsoft and CranfieldSchool of Management reveals that top performing organisations are intensiveusers of e-administration. More than 70 per cent use e-technology for staff performance reviews and/orpromotions, 61 per cent for career self-management. The study, Business-to-employee: Creating the agile workforce, states,”By reducing the time spent on routine and low-value tasks, suchorganisations free employees to leverage their expertise and acquire theknowledge needed to compete in the future. The high-performing workforce isempowered to make decisions when and where they need to be made, capitalisingon business opportunities as they arise.” More than 60 per cent of such organisations already support mobile working,more than half use hot-desking and about half support homeworking. Nearly 86per cent of top firms provide access to intranet training and 70 per cent toInternet training. Neil Holloway, managing director of Microsoft, said, “The latestadvances in information and communication technologies make it possible todramatically increase the effectiveness of managers and staff.” He addedthat this frees up people to be more creative. www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/ Comments are closed. Use of e-technology sets high performers apartOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.