Top 5: Key differentiators for deskless workers

1 — No big screen

2 — No storage space

3 — No hands free

4 — One task at the time

5 — Safety first

  • Using a voice assistant in your kitchen with a stable wifi connection to carry out a simple task like playing a song or setting a timer, and:
  • The assistant anticipating your needs in advance and providing the exact information to you when you need it most. Relevant, timely and intelligent.
  • Voice-first human-machine interaction. If I don’t have a big screen and I’m busy with something important, voice is superior to any graphical information. Even if the system shows me the right details, it is of little help if I cannot read it.
  • Typing, writing and paperwork are all impossible for a deskless worker in many situations. A voice assistant is a perfect tool to fill out forms or send information back into a system.
  • Voice solves the hands full problem. Admittedly voice can not replace your hands, but it’s a good way to support them. Imagine a repair person has both hands busy with tools while working to fix an elevator, and needs to know technical details from a handbook. Instead of interrupting the job and searching manually, a short question to the assistant will provide the answer.
  • Voice assistants have one clear advantage for deskless workers: they are less distracting and faster than other forms of communication. Less distraction means a higher level of safety and lower levels of stress. This results in happier people, and happier people tend to be more productive. Win-win.

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