According to the O2 Individual Productivity Index, the rapid adoption of technology over the last 40 years has lead to a 480 percent increase in productivity per hour than it was in the 1970s. But there is some conflicting feedback on what exactly we’re doing with that technology. Salary.com revealed 89 percent of people surveyed admitted to wasting time at work citing Facebook, Google and LinkedIn as the main culprits.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a science behind finding the balance between technology, built-in downtime and productivity at work. But instead of pointing fingers at social media and gadgets, figure out which technology can actually help your HR team streamline their tasks and become a unified front. Here are a few places to get started:
Lenovo’s Yoga 900
Power up your HR group with the Lenovo Yoga series for a thin and lightweight option for HR professionals on the go. There’s no need to pack-up tablets and coordinate a screening room at your next meeting. Lenovo’s Yoga 2-in-1 option makes it easy to transform and share your screen at meetings. Presentations turn into a Dolby home theater worthy experience with quality sound and immersive audio. At 2.8 pounds and .59 inches thick, the Yoga can bend, flip and fold to turn from laptop to tablet and back again.
Robin Conference Room Booking
Trying to schedule a multi-person meeting and booking your office’s conference room can eat up hours of time each week. Simplify the process with Robin software. Mounted tablets on your meeting room doors shows the schedule with the ability to book from the door. But the real awe factor is its calendars can update reservations when people enter and exit the meeting room to give back any extra time at the end. Team members can be easily located without searching through the office and an updated list of free rooms around the office keeps everyone organized.
Automatically scan your documents and other receipts directly into the cloud with just your smartphone’s internal camera. You can also skip a step and send your files directly to your email to share with an HR team member. Neat Connect can even look at your expense receipts and identify, extract and organize any key information from the scanned data. The system is robust enough to handle intense business needs. For example, the Neat Connect case studies report one company used their system to scan more than 2,500 documents and organized them into folders in the Neat Smart Organization System for contracts, documents and receipts and then created sub folders.
Livescribe 3 Smartpen
You don’t always have time to grab your tablet, smartphone and every other device for a last-minute meeting or a brainstorming session in your co-workers office. Instead, outfit your HR crew with the Livescribe 3 Smartpen. It looks and feels like writing with a premium ballpoint pen, but uses Bluetooth Smart to send it all to your smartphone or tablet. Your group’s productivity amps up with Livescribe’s built-in memory to send your notes and sync to your devices whether an iPad, smartphone or tablet.