As organizations around the world continue to work remotely, technical frustrations are affecting all levels of an organization. With in-person and face-to-face meetings being a limited option for the foreseeable future, IT teams are not only unable to fix technical issues on the spot, but their time is now more focused on keeping remote infrastructures up and running. This limited capacity from IT teams impacted by the talent shortage within the technology industry, combined with employees lacking advanced technical knowledge, can drastically slow down processes and operations across an entire organization. This is why, faced with high costs and compliance requirements, businesses can no longer rely on old-fashioned techniques to ensure their business continuity.
As a result, more organizations are looking to adopt no-code automation as a way to streamline workflow processes and improve employees’ day-to-day productivity. By doing so, businesses empower the average employee to become a no-code citizen developer, without the need to write complex code and integrate multiple vendors.
Empowering employees to improve workflows
While traditional digital application development requires thousands or even millions of lines of code, the low-code approach makes it easier to create applications through the use of a drag-and-drop interface combined with integrations. In fact, becoming a successful no-code developer today is a matter of adopting the right toolset.
As employees work with no-code solutions, it results in an improved workflow, which in turn means employees can focus on more important business projects. Assignments that require critical thinking will receive the attention they deserve without being backlogged by the thought of completing other, more tedious work. For example, a large university can adopt a solution that automatically processes and organizes documents in the cloud in real time. As a result, university employees can focus more of their time on critical tasks and focus on having a positive impact on their university.
Improved operations can also help enable a better work-life balance for employees, freeing time to take more breaks and reduce potential burnout, as well as foster more creative thinking. Many positions and responsibilities can become repetitive, requiring little critical or creative thinking. However, an employee taking on the role of no-code developer can spark their renewed creativity when they realize the power and magnitude of what they can accomplish with no-code solutions.
Lessening the burden for IT teams
Aside from improving an employee’s own productivity and that of the business, no-code solutions can also have a positive impact on the IT teams within their organization. IT teams are at the forefront of burnout, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic and a shortage of talent which is leaving teams understaffed. In addition to keeping their staff’s technology in working order through longer-form remote interactions, IT professionals must uphold a remote infrastructure that limits disturbance to company operations. In addition, they must be constantly on the alert for new security vulnerabilities that have surfaced due to remote work. No-code solutions empower employees to take the reins on their processes and give IT teams more time to focus on critical issues related to infrastructure, security and ultimately business continuity.
Workflow automation will continue to have a big impact in 2021 and beyond, as businesses look to drive momentum through digital transformation. The more opportunities employees are given with greater access to no-code solutions, the better the organization will be in the long run. The era of the no-code developer is on the rise.