Enabling line-of-business employees to improve their processes is a true game-changer. Today’s powerful low-code platforms have opened up a new world of possibilities for positive change, no matter how complex an organization’s processes are. In this blog, we’ll present a full picture of the benefits of low-code solutions for your own business – and your employees. Let’s get started.
Low-code offers high potential – for everyone
With a modern low-code development platform such as Nintex, organizations can now quickly and easily use workflow automation to build software that streamlines and accelerates all kinds of vital business operations.
Because low-code development requires less time and expertise to be spent than traditional software development, organizations can quickly develop bespoke solutions for business needs as they arise – not weeks or months later. It’s a more agile and typically less costly way to craft the technology you need and make sure that it fits perfectly.
You may be thinking you’ve heard this story before. The broader business benefits of low-code solutions are becoming more and more widely understood as organizations witness them for themselves. But what’s a little less well-known
are the benefits that employees can enjoy when you take the low-code route.
Here’s why you should go low-code to empower employees:
Giving employees the chance to shape the way they work
Low-code development puts your technology in the hands of your people. Because it’s so much more accessible, employees have a greater opportunity to shape the tools and services they’ll be using every day. That means they can ensure that they work for them, and do all the things they need them to, in the way they want.
Who knows your business processes better than the employees who use them day in, day out? And who’s more likely to know where flaws and issues are, and where improvements can be made? I’ll unpack this thought next with a hypothetical example.
Getting it right first time
Imagine this scenario: you need to create some new software for a lengthy business process. It has lots of steps and considerations, so you want the tool to be as streamlined and easy as possible. You enlist a developer who looks at the brief, speaks to some of the people who will be using the tool, and then goes away to create it.
When they’ve built the first version of your new software, your employees give it a try. However, some things aren’t right. There are a few steps missing, or not performed correctly. It’s not exactly as they envisioned it to be. The developer goes back to the drawing board, makes the changes, and this process repeats until the software is satisfactory. That might take some time, and even then, there’s the chance that room for improvement could be discovered later down the line.
But with low-code development, employees can take a far more active role in ensuring that your solutions are as good as they can be, reducing the number of revisions that will likely be necessary. You’re more likely to get it right first time.
Higher levels of employee engagement
There’s more. When an employee can take a personal role in business tools’ functionality and user experience, there’s a greater chance they’ll be satisfied with them and, as a result, be more satisfied with their job as a whole. A satisfied worker – using tools they helped to make perfect– is a happier and more engaged worker.
As well as increasing employees’ productivity and efficiency, deploying a low-code platform can also boost reduce the chance of burnout. Better and more efficient tools mean less effort and frustration, and there’s also the chance to lighten employee’s workloads if you can cut out high-volume manual elements of business processes via robotic process automation (RPA).
And providing a low-code development platform can even boost employee retention and lower turnover rates. Because when an employee can play a very real and empowering part in improving their own position, they’re more likely to stay in it.
Offer your employees the benefits of low-code solutions
So, as you can see, the benefits of low-code solutions are more wide-ranging than many businesses think. From wider organizational optimization to making your employee’s working life easier, adopting low-code development can bring about all kinds of positive changes. We hope your organization finds lots of innovative and valuable ways to use it – for the benefit of everyone.
If you’d like to learn more about how Nintex can help you empower your employees with low-code development, we’ll be happy to explore the possibilities. Get in touch with the team at Nintex today.