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Drive Employee Engagement with your Workplace App

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Even in the before-times preceding the pandemic, Harvard Business School had established that organizations with high employee engagement scores experienced higher productivity, profitability, job growth, and even share price over time.

Some of the attention companies were devoting to culture strategies took a back seat to those that kept employees safe, healthy, and able to work during COVID. But as companies settle into hybrid work, engagement has become mission critical to achieve the productivity it has always driven and to win in the hyper-competitive recruiting scene. 

Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report notes that employees who are not engaged or who are actively disengaged cost the world $7.8 trillion in lost productivity. That’s equal to 11% of global GDP.

We’re seeing the same from here. Companies that turned to the Modo platform to launch or pivot their workplace apps during COVID to maintain productivity and/or bring people back to offices are now looking to evolve those apps from ‘required’ to ‘desired.’ The evolution looks something like this:

Phase 1: A safe return to office – Making sure everyone can work safely and productively, with a personalized, localized app
  • Check-in/attendance
  • Room/space/desk reservation
  • Wayfinding
  • Health self-assessment/vaccination attestation
  • Communication and notifications

Phase 2: Collaboration and engagement  – Bringing elements into the workplace app to connect people to company culture and amenities and give them opportunities to collaborate and socialize wherever they are 
  • Sync in-office schedules and bookings with colleagues
  • Virtual spaces for drop-by meetings
  • Surveys, polls and in-app reminders
  • Opt-in personal profiles, interest groups and social sharing
  • Gamification and challenges
  • Events
  • Discounts 
  • Custom integrations to enterprise systems & tools – ServiceNow, Jira, Sodexo, etc.
  • Interfaces with smart building features like air quality checks, heat & light control 

… and the number one, most-popular app engagement feature Modo customers are deploying: Anything related to food. Nearly all Modo customers have brought some variation of food ordering, access or menus directly into their workplace app.

If you’re looking to make an impact with your workforce, this might be a good place to start. 

Reach out if you’d like to explore the possibilities for your app.

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