How GPS Tracking Can Turbocharge Employee Productivity

How GPS Tracking Can Turbocharge Employee Productivity
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According to a Cornerstone OnDemand survey, 65% of employees believe that working remotely improves their productivity. Of course, they are a bit biased as they definitely would want to work independently and unsupervised.

However, would they be more productive if they knew they were not being watched?

Necessary Supervision

Although workers might disagree, studies show that supervision is critical to productivity. So, managers are better off having workers come in to the office instead of working from home.

But, not all employees can be physically monitored throughout the workday. For example, courier companies need to send out their workers to meet with clients and can’t be physically supervised.

And, while some field service workers might indeed be working hard, others could be making personal stops and taking long breaks while they’re on the clock. You won’t be able to watch them, so how could you know?

Benefits of GPS Tracking

You can monitor your field service employees’ whereabouts through GPS tracking. Route optimization software that come with a vehicle tracking feature allow you to see where your drivers are in real time. So, whenever or wherever, you can check in on your workers to ensure that they’re staying on the route and are on schedule. In this way, you can guarantee that you get the most bang from your payroll buck.

Another important benefit of adopting delivery optimization software is that it makes your drivers more productive.

Route planning is complex. Beside figuring out which roads your field employees should take to get to your clients, you also need to consider the weather, construction, traffic, and other variables. And, if you plan your routes on your own, it’s easy to make a simple mistake. Such mistakes can delay your drivers which will upset your customers.

Luckily, delivery route optimization software make your field employees more productive, improving customer satisfaction. In fact, your customers could be so impressed that they might recommend your business to their family and peers. And, personal recommendations are much more believable than paid advertisements.

What are your opinions of GPS tracking and do you think it can help your business? Do you have any questions? Feel free to leave your comments below.

About author: Rahul Dasgupta

Rahul Dasgupta is a content writer with over 20 years of work experience. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and has written thousands of blog posts on route planning and scheduling, making it easy for readers to learn about these complex topics. Rahul enjoys playing tennis in his spare time and loves cuddling with his pet labrador Shinu. Rahul is a big fan of Roger Federer, Messi, and Bill Gates - he admires their drive to be the best at what they do and their philanthropic efforts.


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