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Keep the Focus: Productivity Over Process

Damien Carey
Senior Vice President, Oracle University

The global workforce has witnessed a remarkable surge in employee engagement recently: according to a recent survey, Forbes cites a 47% increase in worker productivity. I’m sure there are numerous reasons for this trend but based on my own experience with my teams, I think this phenomenon centers around employees rediscovering their passion for work. Perhaps due to prolonged periods of remote work, no longer having to commute, or social distancing, many now find new meaning and interest in the purpose that their work and profession provides – it can serve as a constant when little else does.

Business leaders, now more than ever, need to support and empower employees to lean on work as a safe haven and source of purpose. But how do we do that? How do we continue to motivate, propel, and guide our employees to gain fulfillment and greater achievement from their work without compromising their work life balance?

In addition to providing flexible schedules and regular check-ins, we can work to help remove roadblocks and make employees more efficient with the time they do have.  Technology affords us with the opportunity to streamline our processes and how we function in real-time. 

By introducing technologies like a Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) you can communicate business critical information in mass, deliver training and guides in the flow of work, and drive meaningful change and adoption without disruption. Simply put, your employees will gain more knowledge, reduce distractions, and enjoy a clearer view of the tasks at hand. Employees will be empowered to navigate, sift through and absorb new information in a sustainable and effective way – leaving them with more time to focus on strategic initiatives.

I think we can all agree that there is enough going on in the workplace (and our lives), so making process and procedural shifts easy and natural isn’t just a nice to have, it’s essential to creating a work culture that values employees’ time and ability to contribute meaningfully.

At Oracle University, we have seen increased demand for real-time, continuous learning that seamlessly integrates into existing day-to-day work. By providing employees with constant, consistent and reliable access to knowledge embedded within the solutions, software, applications, and processes that they are already using, only increases productivity and engagement.

Let’s empower our employees to do more and focus on the work that brings them fulfillment and purpose. Learn more about how Oracle University helps businesses empower their employees.

About the Author:

Damien Carey, Senior Vice President of Oracle University, leads the foremost global IT education and certification provider for Oracle solutions. Damien is passionate about life-long learning and empowering businesses and professionals to achieve more through education and enablement. Throughout the course of his 25-year tenure at Oracle, Damien has continuously reimagined how education is created and delivered to ensure its effectiveness and ability to keep pace with shifting world norms and rapidly changing technology. Damien remains vigilantly focused on providing innovative, modern, digital education that is designed to seamlessly integrate with a learner’s daily life so they can learn without constraint.

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