Across the country, government and public agencies are facing a conundrum. On the one hand, entities like the DMV, Department of Veterans Affairs, and city/county services don’t have to deal with competition. For the most part, citizens have one resource option for satisfying requirements like renewing a license or filing a building plan. On the other hand, they are facing a growing imperative to improve everything from operations and staff capacity, to location environments. Ironically, in some cases this enables stagnancy from these entities in enabling change, a city doesn’t have to worry about competition.
Next time you’re at the doctor’s office, DMV, bank, or store (or any other place where people are waiting), look around. Chances are, most of the people around you will be doing something on their phone. More than two-thirds of them (68%) are probably playing a game.