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Treat Wearable Investments as Tactical, Not Strategic

Published: 27 March 2019

ID: G00367073

Analyst(s): Rob Smith , Chris Silva


Wearables offer great promise to improve both the quality and efficiency of employees’ work, but use of wearables has been limited thus far. I&O leaders should make tactical investments in wearables due to their immaturity, while keeping an eye on strategic applications for the future.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure the Success of Wearable Initiatives
  • Socialize Wearable Deployments Across the Organization
  • Achieve Early Success by Seeking Short-Term Tactical Wins

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