Cloud Apps Make Employees Happy


The concern employers now show for their workers' happiness is not entirely altruistic. Evidence abounds that happy employees are productive employees, although you wouldn't know that from the software that many are forced to use.



A couple of decades ago, no one cared how happy employees were. They were there to do a job. To directly or indirectly generate revenue for their company. Their mood wasn't of great concern. Thankfully that has changed for the better.

The concern employers now show for their workers' happiness is not entirely altruistic. Evidence abounds that happy employees are productive employees, although you wouldn't know that from the software that many are forced to use.

Enterprise software is stuck in the past. Its design and purchase are governed by a set of concerns that do not include positive user experience. The economic incentives directing developers of traditional enterprise software often privilege new (and largely useless) features over user experience. The people who buy the software are almost never the people who use it. The cost of migrating to new software is considered unreasonably high.

As Rob Gilliam writes:

“Most big businesses globally are locked into some kind of reliance on enterprise technology. Unfortunately such systems are not only fiendishly difficult to install and maintain, but often equally challenging for the workforce to use.”

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