Employee Engagement
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How often do you find a manager complaining about impassioned passive employees? Or the other way around, from employees because they do not find their job challenging enough? According to Gallup’s report, 85% of the employees are disengaged. These numbers are discouraging and are a clear indicator that the current work environment is affecting the way of working. The rate of employee engagement in the workplace is directly proportional to the productivity of the business. The same study also reveals that companies with a highly engaged workforce have 21% higher productivity, making it inevitable for companies to invest time and effort in the things that could help their employees’ engagement.

What could be the reason for this disengagement of employees towards their work? Well, for one thing, it is increasingly dull and unfulfilling to work on everyday repetitive tasks. Data entry, issuance of purchase orders, follow-up emails, and a lot more comprise a significant part of an employee’s everyday to-do lists. This reduces employee morale as they would be spending more time on everyday things than brainstorm and innovate. Things like unchallenging job opportunities, too much dependence on approvals, and prolonged task duration make the process unintentionally distasteful that eventually ends in the mediocrity of work.

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Unlocking the path towards higher productivity and happier employees: No-Code development

If your organization relies heavily on coding to get things done, there is a possibility of taking too much time to complete a job. Consider the situation in which you need to develop software to automate a business procedure. You select a developer who, after gathering all the relevant information, goes to work on the project. When he finishes his first draft, your team notices some steps are missing which need to be incorporated. He returns to the work, this time taking his sweet time, sometimes months, sometimes weeks, and returns with a better version. However, changes might also be required in the future and these modifications can go on and on for months.

No-code development has emerged as a solution that bridges the gap between IT backlogs and the organization’s custom needs. No coding solutions will enable citizen development i.e. equipping business users with the ability to create applications with no or minimal coding. These business users are called citizen developers. A recent study by McKinsey found organizations that empower citizen developers score 33% higher on innovation measures than those that do not.

By putting the power of streamlining tasks in the hands of employees, enabling them to take time to invest in critical business tasks no-code foster employee engagement that actually adds value to the organization. As Gartner’s report predicts, that by 2022 organizations with diverse IT collaboration will deliver business outcomes 25% faster than their competitors. No-code equips employees with a smarter way of working and bridges the tech divide within the organizations leading to higher productivity and enhanced growth.

How can No-Code help improve employee engagement?

How can No-Code help improve employee engagement

1. Bring automation to everyday mundane tasks

Most employees are working on their required time but cannot put their creativity and solution-centric thinking into the problem. All of this is because daily tasks consume a big part of their valuable time. With no-code, the time wasted on follow-ups and notifying the next person associated can be significantly reduced. No-code will enable even a non-tech user to automate the process into a structured, streamlined solution. And will eventually help them achieve set goals and feel confident.

2. Unlocking potential by accepting new challenges

No-code solution empowers employees to create bespoke solutions to their problems. By freeing up their time, employees can get the time to improve their skills, explore new areas of work and focus on the quality of work. Eventually adding values to their skillset and creating an encouraging and engaging environment.

3. Empowerment through ownership

The one who is at the end of the funnel and is doing the task can only understand what is missing and how the same can be improved. No-code development empowers employees to fashion their apps, solve any hindrance, and build a structured way of doing things. It gives employees the freedom to nurture, evolve and improve their methods of efficiently completing the tasks.

4. Cultivating collaboration

Building no-code apps enhance the collaboration among the team and create a positive work environment for employees. When employees come together to find solutions to software-related problems they connect. Developers typically work alone to write lines of code while building apps. In contrast, with no-code, business users collaborate to create the final product while being governed by the IT team.

5. Freedom of iteration means the exact solution

Creating apps without writing any code enables the user to revisit the problem and the built solution many times and improvise. Clear and precise improvisation will allow users to create an application that serves their purpose of building it in the first place—leaving a sense of accomplishment in employees’ minds.

Conclusion

No-code development helps businesses in creating an encouraging and fulfilling environment for their employees. The immense possibilities that no-code offers are not limited to just one department. Be it sales & marketing, finance, administration, legal, human resource, procurement, research & development, IT operation, field service, customer service, project management or you name it. No-code has the power to bring about the change that companies need to survive in this continuously changing digital landscape.  No-code boosts employees’ engagement by providing room to create their way of doing work, streamlining operation, and automating manual tasks. There is a misconception about no-code replacing IT jobs while in reality it actually helps them to reach new career heights by aiding their work values and giving them time to focus on critical tasks. 

It is essential for an organization to invest in new tech and automation as it provides companies with a competitive advantage. Organizations need to readily keep analyzing steps that can be automated to bring about a positive and happy change. It results in a reduction of the chances of employee burnouts, less frustration, higher input, and better results.

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