The increase in the use of mobile devices to access the Internet makes it possible for a new mobile workforce who is connected to their office or staff via the internet-connected device!
Are you more or less productive by a drive through rush hour to work? Could you save time and money AND be more productive if you didn’t have to be in a specific location at a certain time?
Mobile Workforce says “No to the Office”
Is the 9-to-5 commute over? Until maybe only recently, you were expected to drive to work, clock-in, put in your hours and fight your way back home in rush hour. Once you left work, you were done until you came back into work the next way.
Mobile workers are those who work at least 10 hours per week away from home and from their main place of work, e.g. on business trips, in the field, travelling or on customers’ premises, and use online computer connections when doing so. (Source: Cisco: Understanding and Managing the Mobile Workforce/ Electronic Commerce and Telework Trends, 2000.ii)
A growing number of workers using mobile devices are doing things differently. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets, or laptops, the need to report to a building, an office and a workstation is rapidly changing with the increase in a mobile workforce because you can communicate, produce and work remotely.
Find below an infographic with some interesting stats regarding the changes for a mobile workforce. (click for larger image)
Source: Technology In Business