How to use smartphones and tablets to get your team to work smarter

Mobile, if done right, offers great time-saving and collaboration tools to help teams work smarter, not harder

For most people, 'work' is no longer a place to which we go, it's a thing we do. And we do it all the time.

This can be a good thing: adding flexibility to busy lives, allowing people to work from the commute and the school run.

In principle, this should save time for fun and relaxation elsewhere. Of course, the reality is that many of us are slaves to our smartphones, checking them last thing at night and first thing in the morning, and allowing time for very little else in between.

This is not an efficient way to work or a nice way to live. And it is a sure fire way of burning out. 

More important is the effect this can have on your team, and the productivity of your team. Technology alone doesn't make for an efficient and creative workforce, it is the way we use it that counts. And as a senior leader, you can set the policy, and set the tone.

Here are our 8 ways to use smartphones and tablets to get your team to work smarter.