Posts Tagged "apps"

Get your foot in the door – Leadership

Let’s be honest, Leadership programmes are a ‘must have‘ component of any successful organisation – (or so the many vendors who sell them will have you think) So if your organisation is conducting such a programme (or even if it isn’t, but is keen to develop it’s leaders) then you’ve got a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door with the very people who are likely to have/will have a key role to play in any future decision making process around the use of mobile technologies. Why not take a look at these apps and consider whether you might want to direct your colleagues to them? GoodPractice Top Tips for Managers (iOS) – £1.49 Leadership Performance (Android) – £1.82 Inevitably there will be some people who do not have a mobile device and will bemoan the fact that you are offering their colleagues who do have a mobile device something that they themselves are unable to benefit from, or they will complain over the fact that the apps cost money – don’t let this put you off. Simply tell them to carry on using whatever tool or process they have always used – simples!!! And you know what? Even if people don’t opt for these apps, you may have just sewn the seeds for them to look for an alternative…. Good luck and let me know how you get on The blog post that started it all Image...

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Get your foot in the door – Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Let’s be honest, I think it’s fair to say that one of the biggest barriers to a whole sale adoption of mobile technologies is senior management. Which got me thinking about what sort of app you could recommend to them, to get your foot in their door. And then it dawned me; one of the things that senior managers do a LOT of (whether they actually need to or not) is travel (I think it’s a kudos thing for many of them) So I’ve taken a little wander around some of the app stores and found some travel related apps that I imagine will make their lives a lot easier when they are on their travels and of course if their lives are made easier by having a native app at their disposal, there’s a much better chance of them seeing the benefit of mobile technologies when you attempt to ‘get your foot in the door’ …… British Airways (iOS) – £FREE British Airways (Android) – £FREE IOS National Rail Planner – £4.99* Android National Rail Planner – £3.49* AA Breakdown and Traffic (iOS) – £FREE AA Breakdown and Traffic (Android) – £FREE * (I have actually downloaded and used this app myself, check out the reviews for my thoughts) Inevitably there will be some people who do not have a mobile device and will bemoan the fact that you are offering their colleagues who do have a mobile device something that they themselves are unable to benefit from, or they will complain over the fact that the apps cost money – don’t let this put you off. Simply tell them to carry on using whatever tool or process they have always used – simples!!! And you know what? Even if people don’t opt for these apps, you may have just sewn the seeds for them to look for an alternative…. Good luck and let me know how you get on The blog post that started it all Image...

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Get your foot in the door – First Aid

I think I’m fairly safe in saying that regardless of what organisation you are in, your employees are just as much at risk of having an accident or an ailment as the next person. So of course the ability for them to be able to respond accordingly is in everybody’s interest. I’m sure there’s some form of ‘law’ that states that employers should have suitably trained people and that’s all well and good, but how likely is it that that person will be ‘on the scene’ as it happens? When did that person last undertake that treatment for ‘real’ or under assessment?I’m certainly not saying that those roles aren’t important, but why not augment that role by providing First Aid training / performance support to ‘all’ via their mobile devices? If your employees are as prone to slips, trip, falls, cuts, grazes, (and worse) as the rest of us mere mortals then you’ve got a wonderful opportunity to ‘get your foot in the door‘ and prove the worth of performance support via mobile devices. Why not take a look at these apps and consider whether you might want to direct your colleagues to them? First Aid by British Red Cross (iOS) – £FREE First Aid by British Red Cross (Android) – £FREE (I have actually downloaded and used this app myself, check out the app store reviews for my thoughts) Inevitably there will be some people who do not have a mobile device and will bemoan the fact that you are offering their colleagues who do have a mobile device something that they themselves are unable to benefit from, or they will complain over the fact that the apps cost money – don’t let this put you off. Simply tell them to carry on using whatever tool or process they have always used – simples!!! And you know what? Even if people don’t opt for these apps, you may have just sewn the seeds for them to look for an alternative…. Good luck and let me know how you get on The blog post that started it all Image...

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Get your foot in the door – Key Skills

In the run up to Christmas last year I met with a potential client and suggested (as I am now doing in this blog) that they take a look at what is going on in their business and then trawl the app stores looking for any free/low costs apps that could help to achieve their business aims. The organisation in question was doing a great deal of commendable work to upskill elements of their workforce in the key skills of literacy and numeracy by offering them GCSE tuition and examination(s).   If your organisation also offers development opportunities in these key skills areas then you’ve got a wonderful opportunity to ‘get your foot in the door‘ and prove the worth of performance support via mobile devices. Why not take a look at these apps and consider whether you might want to direct any of your learners who are undertaking any form of key skills to them. GCSE English revision app (iOS) – £1.99p GCSE Maths revision app (iOS) – £1.99p GCSE English revision app (Android) – £FREE GCSE Maths revision app (Android) – £FREE Inevitably there will be some people who do not have a mobile device and will bemoan the fact that you are offering their colleagues who do have a mobile device something that they themselves are unable to benefit from, or they will complain over the fact that the apps cost money – don’t let this put you off. Simply tell them to carry on using whatever tool or process they have always used – simples!!! And you know what? Even if people don’t opt for these apps, you may have just sewn the seeds for them to look for an alternative…. Good luck and let me know how you get on The blog post that started it all Image...

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Get your foot in the door – Shift Workers

Having worked in a couple of organisations which operated a shift roster I know how important it is for shift workers to be able to accurately record and verify the shift pattern that they are operating on. If this is applicable to your organisation then you’ve got a wonderful opportunity to ‘get your foot in the door‘ and prove the worth of performance support via mobile devices. Why not take a look at these apps and consider whether you might want to direct your shift workers towards them. iOS app (iPhone) – £1.49p Android app – £0.64p Inevitably there will be some people who do not have a mobile device and will bemoan the fact that you are offering their colleagues who do have a mobile device something that they themselves are unable to benefit from, or they will complain over the fact that the apps cost money – don’t let this put you off. Simply tell them to carry on using whatever tool or process they have always used – simples!!! And you know what? Even if people don’t opt for these apps, you may have just sewn the seeds for them to look for an alternative…. Good luck and let me know how you get on The blog post that started it all Image...

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