In an ever expanding world where grasping information is at the of your fingers, it would only seem natural to hire an employee who may not physically be at your company but have access to such data to be a great asset. Many business in the UK believe that such mobility is a positive way of improving productivity. Unfortunately, not much action has been done by these companies to improve the mobility for their employees. 39% of employees had no mobility tools what so ever, 32% have no remote access to email and calendar, and with 54% of employees have stated that there is limited visibility over certain devices and tools. It becomes a bit disheartening to know that about 38% of firms who had reached certain point of mobility did not manage to keep improvements up but instead suffered 15% less productivity, and 29% less profitability than those who had much stronger stable mobility beyond file sharing and data analysis. 43% of organisations who are those who have a implemented not only the basics of remote sharing and data collection but use of passwords and PINs on their devices, integrated apps and creatively use location and app usage, to actively improve it’s performance. This group did 15% more productivity and 29% more profit than it’s counterparts.
- The modern digital revolution requires business to adapt so that employees can work remotely and still remain productive.
- A key balance between productivity and security is absolutely essential; then the company must evaluate whether a “mobility strategy” is beneficial to the bottom line.
- Although the vast majority of UK businesses support mobility as improving productivity, there is a huge gap in the progress needed to actually advance mobility in UK businesses.
“Remote collaboration and a growing choice of devices and file-sharing applications means that workforces are becoming more dispersed, with employees now able to work from wherever they wish, at hours that best suit their lifestyles.”