Increased adoption of mobile technologies and teleworking could save governments a significant amount of time and money.
In the private sectory, productivity has increased by more than 50 percent over the past 25 years, while the public sector hasn't kept pace -- its productivity has actually decreased over the same period of time.
The single most significant contribution to the increase in productivity in the private sector, according to a new report, has been its ability to "harness the disruptive power of technology and to use it [to] invent better and more efficient processes."
Mobile technology is a powerful productivity booster — not only can it improve internal communications and access to information within public agencies, according to the report, but it also enables government to "fully redesign service delivery by leveraging the power of citizens as co-creators."
According to Deloitte's analysis, if mobile adoption rates in the public sector doubled to 70 percent, additional value generated in terms of productivity could exceed $50 billion annually.
Going mobile also enables employees to telework, which is another source of savings for the public sector, as shown by the infographic below. Though this infographic is focused on federal government, similar savings is likely at all levels of government.
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