Mobile Technology for Improved Productivity: Analysis of a Preliminary Study at an Australian University

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Title Mobile Technology for Improved Productivity: Analysis of a Preliminary Study at an Australian University
Author Meyers, Neville; Gray, Heather Leona; Marks, Heath; Sanzogni, Louis; Hearn, Greg
Publication Title EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference 2009
Editor Chris Foley
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher EDUCAUSE Australasia
Abstract This project is part of research into mobile staff productivity in Australian universities, a $1.36m Research Grant funded by the Australian Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). To achieve productivity gains for maintenance workers, a preliminary study of a wireless technical solution for managing maintenance work-orders was tested. A second exploratory study considered the implementation of a mobile (roaming) solution to support job completion and resolution, as well as reduce time and travel costs. This paper offers a background into the requirement for the study, supported by literature in the area of mobility and productivity. It also surmises the results of the preliminary investigation – actually, an exploratory analysis - including discussion about limitations of the technology, reported user skill levels, and obstacles to use. Juxtaposed, we investigate the user's self-efficacy using the chosen technology and the impact this has on their work related activities. Finally, these self efficacy results within the context of the preliminary study are reported and discussed. The results indicated an increase in productivity for the period of time of the study.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.caudit.edu.au/educauseaustralasia09/index.php
Copyright Statement "Copyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted."For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
Conference name EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference
Location Perth, Australia
Date From 2009-05-03
Date To 2009-05-06
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/31925
Date Accessioned 2010-03-05
Date Available 2010-10-12T06:57:14Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Information Systems Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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