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Is 2021 the year of the mobile workforce?

December 30, 2020

Everything about 2020 was strange. The way we worked, shopped, socialized, and learned was upended seemingly overnight. Most of us have since adapted (out of necessity). Tools like Zoom and Google have helped us work and learn from home. However, a significant group of workers faced unique challenges. They were vital for maintaining operations but couldn’t work from home. These workers had to adapt to new ways of working and find tools to perform their tasks effectively.

While many people focused on wearing masks in public, essential workers faced additional burdens. Retail clerks, nurses, engineers, and others dealt with health risks while ensuring their jobs were done safely and effectively. As office workers stayed home, building inspectors, meter readers, utility workers, and technicians continued their duties. They provided essential services like electricity, food, water, heating, ensuring our daily needs were met.

Technology for essential workers

One of the major lessons from 2020 is the need to be prepared for surprises. Technology has shown its ability to support us, whether we’re indoors or out in the world.

The concept of essential jobs stimulating the workforce is not new. The individuals engaged in construction, inspection, assessment, repair, and agriculture will drive future economic growth. They deserve access to technology that boosts efficiency, simplifies their tasks, and enhances their lives.

For managers overseeing mobile teams, clear insight into team performance is crucial. The ability to gather timely, data-driven insights and automate report generation allows for more focused business decision-making. It reduces the need to micromanage every detail.

Sanitation worker as an example of a mobile workforce member

Fulcrum enables workers to efficiently conduct inspections, surveys, assessments, and more with their smartphone or tablet and instantly send reports to supervisors, customers, and other stakeholders. No need to go back to the office to transcribe data or create reports. Skilled technicians spend more time in the field doing the work they’re trained to do and doing it more efficiently and safely than before. Fulcrum’s mission is to modernize the mobile workforce, equipping organizations with a data-driven approach to process automation and performance optimization. Our customers rely on our no-code mobile data collection and workflow automation platform to ensure safety, quality, and compliance, protect their property and secure their assets, and build and maintain infrastructure while staying on-time and on-budget.

If you’re interested in seeing Fulcrum in action, request a demo or start a free trial and see how Fulcrum can benefit your mobile workforce immediately.