The origin of pagers consisted in one-way communication technology, back when cell phones and smartphones weren’t a thing. They were incredibly useful and efficient in letting people know you needed them.
The most notable settings pagers were (and still may be) found are hospitals and factories. It’s not hard to see why they could be deemed life-saving. But, as technology has made huge advances and each decade has brought its own innovations, communication technology has been drastically upgraded. But the simplicity of paging systems remains prevalent amidst a sea of over-complicated, over-achieving devices.
Even though the simplicity aspect has been kept intact, paging systems have expanded in function. Many people might think of pagers when they wait in line at a restaurant, but the applications in staff environments can be amazingly useful as well.
Nowadays, pagers can incorporate a mass-messaging system, which means you don’t have to sift through your email to find and reply to important messages. They can be Cloud-based, and can act as a centralized hub for assignment management, without any unnecessary bells and whistles while providing exactly what you need to optimize productivity.
Staff communication is essential, and anyone who has ever worked with a team will know that any issues in conveying messages can lead to borderline-catastrophic problems at worst, and just plain inconvenience at best.
From everyday task management to emergency situations, pagers have come a long way, and communication between staff could benefit greatly from these devices. Employees might even feel lighter and more productive with these systems integrated into their daily workflow tool belt.