To different businesses, workplace mobility can be defined in a number of ways. Whilst for some, the buzzword can simply mean working and collaborating from home, predominantly, this business strategy is about empowering your employees to work from anywhere, at any time and from any device.
By 2025, over 70% of the workforce will be made up of millennials. Recent studies show that this new age of workers, having grown up surrounded by broadband, smartphones and social media, are now requiring greater flexibility within the workplace. [Source]
Millennial employees are choosing to use their own devices, and organisations are expected to support these devices, as they shift to workplace mobility.
So how can you mobilise your workforce?
Traditionally, this type of home-working would require a virtual private network (VPN) to allow users to share and receive data across shared networks; a particularly static way of working.
Today, workplace mobility is made simple through the adoption of cloud-based services. As we require our businesses to be more agile and competitive than ever before, platforms such as the cloud encourage creative innovation and result in a better bottom line.
The growing trend of BYOD (bring your own device) also eases this transition into mobilising your workforce. Encouraging employees to work on a device of their choosing, whether that be a laptop, tablet or mobile phone, BYOD not only increases productivity, but reduces costs for your organisation.
How can workplace mobility affect the operation of your business?
Latest research demonstrates that employee mobility leads to a 23% increase in productivity and 30% better processes; mobility in business can no longer be overlooked. [Source] When employees are able to work from anywhere, they can achieve more.
At Lanmark, we see first-hand how injecting mobility into your business can dramatically affect employee satisfaction in all areas of your company. Injecting mobility into your business can have numerous positive effects, from full flexibility and reduction in time and cost spent on commutes, to enhanced engagement and heightening employee satisfaction.
We empower organisations to achieve business objectives through cloud transformation and workplace mobility. We assist you with the delivery of your IT services such as email, file sharing and identity management, upgrading your current structures to more efficient and secure systems.
Watch our latest video above as Commercial Manager, Steve Howe, discusses mobilising your workforce.
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