Every few years, a new technology emerges that disrupts current work and management practices. While there is an obvious shake up of management, firms eventually resort to adopting these new technologies, owing to their increased efficiencies and substantially lower costs.
Throughout the decades, many disruptive technologies have permeated the corporate landscape, such as e-mail communication, search engine advertising, and more recently, cloud computing. However, another disruptive technology is emerging in the safety space, that being JESI. A Journey Management Software Solution.
JESI’s software program is aimed towards supporting organizations comply with health and safety laws and standards to ensure better employee safety and protection whilst travelling both internationally and domestically.
How is JESI a disruptive technology?
According to Techopedia, a disruptive technology is defined as:
“Any enhanced or completely new technology that replaces and disrupts an existing technology, rendering it obsolete. It is designed to succeed similar technology that is already in use. Disruptive technology applies to hardware, software, networks and combined technologies.”
Using this definition, JESI is viewed as a disruptive technology due to the way it provides a cost reduction and efficient alternative for administering important business functions, in this case, managing the risk associated with a mobile workforce.
What is most significant about JESI is it forces companies to rethink their current management practices and adopt technology that not only is more efficient, but provides live instantaneous reporting. The causes for this shift can be attributed to the following factors:
1. Rising importance of HSE laws and regulations
Executives are coming under greater scrutiny for complying with health and safety standards as proposed under the WHS (Model Work Health and Safety) Act, which is effective throughout Australia. The Act is aimed towards harmonizing health and safety considerations in the Australian workplace and seeks to be a legally binding initiative to pressure firms to take effective measures to provide employee protection and safety in the workplace.
According to the act, an offense that leads to the harm of an employee in the workplace is categorized into three distinct categories: Category 1, 2, and 3. If a corporation is found guilty or responsible for contributing to the injuries of an employee, it may face a maximum penalty of $3 million.
Therefore, this presents a huge challenge for companies to ensure adequate health and safety practices are in place for their employees.
2. Greater requirement for remote and lone working
Many companies are confronted with unprecedented risks associated with remote and lone workers. In an economic environment where employees need to do more with less, global mobility is on the increase and the pressure to increase productivity through 24/7 operations, the risk of injury, catastrophes and terrorism are real.
JESI provides companies with a cost-effective means of minimising the risks associated with isolated travel and provides visibility over where their workforce is located, however more importantly assurance their people are safe.
3. Improve business process efficiency
There is no doubt that companies today are operating in a far more competitive environment than that of the past. Balancing the challenges of cost reductions retaining quality across all product and service levels, becomes a complex and mammoth task. The traditional ways of journey management, such as paper-based and excel spreadsheets are administratively cumbersome, expensive to resource and risky.
Safety is still a priority and the company responsibility and JESI provides a platform to enable the strategic objectives of liability to be achieved efficiently. JESI, on the other hand, is incredibly easy-to-use, provides real-time data for efficient decision making, alerts management to potential incidents and streamlines the entire journey management process.