How Going Mobile Can Save Managers Time in Scheduling Tasks

Mobile technology can be extremely helpful for many different areas of business. Scheduling tasks for managers is no exception. In fact, using mobile technology can save managers as many as 8 hours a week! That is no small number. Managers tend to be extremely busy, and most would probably be thrilled to have 8 extra hours to get things done in their work week.

Using mobile technology can help managers save time, and it can also help empower employees to be self-sufficient. Here is how mobile technology can help with these things.


With a good work scheduling app, managers can schedule meetings, reminders, notifications, tasks, and even generate employee work schedules all from their mobile devices. Being able to do this is much more efficient than having a manager try to do it on paper, or try to contact each individual employee to notify them of the relevant information.

Instead, work schedule apps and mobile work schedule makers enable managers to meet all of their scheduling needs with just a few clicks on their smartphone or tablet. Talk about convenience!


Unlike traditional scheduling methods, using mobile scheduling can allow employees to participate in the scheduling process. This can give them a sense of empowerment. For example, with a mobile work schedule maker, employees can request shifts or shift swaps, they can clock their work hours, they can communicate with other employees and their managers, etc.

In other words, work schedule apps turn scheduling from a static, to an interactive process. This gives employees more control over their schedules, and it saves managers time. If employees can help create the schedule according to their own needs, then it prevents managers from having to try to figure out what everyone’s needs are, and create the schedule around them.

This is often a much better situation for both managers and employees.


Going mobile when it comes to scheduling, can make managers jobs easier, and it can improve employee job satisfaction. Both of these things are good for your company. Downloading great shift scheduling software, such as the NimbleSchedule app, is very simple to do. Yet, despite the simplicity of this switch, the benefits of doing so can be extremely powerful, significant, and long-lasting for your company.

Karin Jakovljevic

About the author

Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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