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DEVELOPMENT OF
REMOTE WORKING METHODS
Steady growth in remote working and the flexibility
that it affords are central to th...
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Development of Remote Working Methods - a survey of private sector executives

Development of Remote Working Methods - a survey of private sector executives.
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Development of Remote Working Methods - a survey of private sector executives

  1. 1. DEVELOPMENT OF REMOTE WORKING METHODS Steady growth in remote working and the flexibility that it affords are central to the expectations of executives in the coming years, influencing both where and how business will get done. How do executives view the impact of collaboration tools on everyday work efficiency ? 32% use collaboration tools EVERY DAY to share documents on the internet in real time. say that document collaboration tools have a positive effect on their professional efficiency : HOW DO EXECUTIVES USE COMMUNICATION TOOLS ? telephone conferencing 85% enterprise social networking 62% video conferencing 83% consider it most useful to have ALL office tools available when away from the office instant messaging or chat 73% 90% 50% 1/4 NEARLY consider it most useful to work collaboratively and remotely on the same document via the internet 64% say that they are working increasingly more cross-functionally to complete projects regardless of hierarchy. WHERE AND HOW DO EXECUTIVES WORK? WHEN EXCHANGING INFORMATION ON A PROJECT, WHICH SOLUTIONS DO EXECUTIVES SAY ARE EFFECTIVE? face-to-face 97% telephone & document sharing 88% video conferencing 75% WHERE DO EXECUTIVES DO THEIR WORK? The office 95% At home 59% At another company’s site 39% A public place 27% A dedicated teleworking site 21% say that the main advantage of remote collaboration is avoiding wasting time on travel72% 37% say that it is achieving a better balance between work and home life 64% BUSINESS OF TOMORROW When asked about work over the next 10 years, executives would most like to see the following developments: The flexibility to organise the working day through flexible working hours and teleworking 65% Online collaboration tools like mobiles, videos, document sharing, enterprise social networking 37% Working in project mode with less hierarchical structure 24% Workplace mobility 22% 500 people, constituting a national representative sample of executives in the private sector. Field research conducted between 22 and 28 July 2014. This report has been produced in accordance with international standard ISO 20252 "Market, opinion and social research". This study includes results which are subject to margins of error that are inherent to statistical laws A survey of private sector executives

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