A major culprit in poor productivity is context switching. Context switching is very common in the workplace - new issues pop up out of nowhere, a customer needs support, a new task has been assigned…it’s never-ending. Another aspect of context switching that employees are forced to deal with is tool sprawl. Often, employees are given access to too many tools to find information, and it’s rarely clear what information is in what tool. 

Jumping from app to app, logging in to this, remembering a password for that - context switching can become a huge time suck that leaves employees fruitless and frustrated at the end of the day. Between accessing task management platforms, email, online calendars, collaboration tools, and company news, employees of the modern digital workplace are bombarded with irrelevant information on an overwhelming amount of tools, sites, and apps. While implementing these numerous tools and apps comes with the promise of increased productivity, knowledge sharing, and collaboration, there’s no denying what they actually deliver is tedium and confusion. Without a catered, centralized space to easily access necessary tools and resources, employees run into the following troubles: 

Irrelevant Information and Communication

Generic correspondence and resources don’t cater to individual preferences and needs. When employees are subject to non-targeted communications and encouraged to use tools that aren’t actually helpful to them, they get bogged down with information overload and can’t complete tasks in a conducive manner. Without a convenient space for personalized communications, tools, and apps employees are left in a haze, never able to fully grasp their priorities or efficiently do their jobs.

Untrackable Tasks

Managing tasks and deadlines is impossibly overwhelming when using multiple tools. The more an employee’s work is spread across unorganized locations, the more likely they’ll miss important context, or forget to complete a crucial task altogether. Without easy access to their tasks with a clear view of what’s on their plate, employees can’t successfully produce what’s expected of them, leaving them unable to reach their full potential, and you wondering if you hired the wrong person. It’s a lose-lose situation.

Important Company News Isn’t Seen

Important company announcements and updates get lost amidst various communication channels. Not only does this keep employees in the dark and unaware of crucial information, but it also makes them feel out of the loop and unimportant. In order to ensure your employees feel like part of the team, company content should be easily accessible and available to anyone, from deskbound staff to frontline workers. When you don’t engage employees around company wins, policy changes, staff recognition, and more - even on accident - your staff is left feeling unworthy, embittered, or disengaged, leading to poor productivity and an increase in turnover.

Resources Are Elusive

Searching for files, documents, or specific information across an array of websites and apps isn’t just time-consuming, but exasperating. If employees can’t find something quickly or don’t know where to find it at all, their productivity and satisfaction at work will plummet. Employees need convenient access to tools and resources in order to gain momentum and stay on track; finding items that are necessary to do one’s job should be effortless so people can stay in the flow of work.

In order to combat these communication and engagement issues, companies need to provide their employees with a single source of tools and information. Without it, a day of work will never feel successful and only add fuel to your staff's frustrations. By offering a dependable, centralized space for news and resources, employees can complete tasks with confidence and engage with content while staying productive.

As the front door to your unified employee experience, MangoApps’ Home module is a widget-based source of information and tools for your entire team. Our customers use the Home feature as a customizable, one-stop-shop for company news & events, personal calendars, task management, and more - all accessible from any device with no costly IT maintenance needed. With a MangoApps Home page, create your employees' ideal, personalized landing spot where they can start their day and reliably access both company news and the tools they use most.

State-of-the-Art Functionalities

Accessible from anywhere and easily edited and personalized, the Home module ensures every member of your team can access the information and resources they need.

The Home module comes with three setting types, implemented by your domain admin(s), to provide a customized or targeted experience for employees 

  • Fully customizable: Allow users to rearrange, delete, and add widgets to their personal Home page. Widgets that admins have locked cannot be deleted but can be moved to different areas of the page.
  • Semi-customizable: Enable users to make changes to the layout of widgets so they can customize the look and feel of their experience, but they cannot add or delete widgets to keep information relevant.
  • Locked: Provide a targeted experience for users by creating a designated landing page and consistent experience across the company. Users will be unable to make changes ensuring everyone sees the same thing, at the same time, in the same place.
  • No-code Administration: Coding skills are never needed to implement and maintain MangoApps. The drag & drop interface allows for quick, straightforward execution and adaption.
  • Dynamic Widgets: Admins have the ability to add, remove, or update widgets across all employee dashboards, making global changes straightforward and easy.
  • Convenient Access: The Home feature is available on desktop and mobile, with the option of having the layout and active widgets the same or different between the two. This enables catered and unique experiences between frontline and office workers or a consistent, company-wide experience for everyone. 
  • Access Content from Other Apps: Bring in content from other applications and access it on your dashboard, giving you easy reach to everything you need in one centralized location.
  • Access to Other Tools: Display integration and SSO widgets so users can access commonly used tools effortlessly. 

Benefits of Using The Home Module 

Eliminate tool sprawl and give valuable time back to your employees. From company news to integrated apps, MangoApps’ Home feature is a convenient access point to information and tools. Discover the many benefits our customers enjoy by using the Home module.

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Improved Communication

Users have immediate, reliable access to news and announcements that are pertinent to their specific roles, ensuring folks are always in the know without information overload.

Enhanced Productivity

Context switching is a thing of the past with SSO integrations, allowing employees to spend more time doing their actual jobs rather than juggling between multiple apps and websites.

Empowered Employees

With a relevant, personalized dashboard, employees feel seen and trusted, and can set themselves up for success with a custom selection of tools and resources that suit their preferences.

Wider Reach

Frontline teams are easily kept in the loop with configurable mobile dashboards, made with on-the-go employees in mind so no one gets left behind.

See how it works

Give your employees fast access to the information and tools they need by creating a convenient, easy-to-update landing page for every member of your team. Use MangoApps’ collection of widgets to design a custom Home page that conveys news, to-do lists, upcoming events, useful apps and tools, and more. Watch our brief video for an overview.

Are your employees tired of wasting time and missing news?

Book a demo with MangoApps! We’ll show you how your company can utilize features like the Home module to fully engage and empower your workforce - with one, centralized platform.