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Benefits of a mobile workforce

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Today we can see a radical change in the way people work. The concept of going to a high-rise building, spending time there and then returning home no longer works. It can be said that the age of 9 to 5 job is breathing its last.

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Benefits of a mobile workforce

  1. 1. Benefits of a Mobile WorkforceToday we can see a radical change in the way people work. The concept of going to a high-rise building,spending time there and then returning home no longer works. It can be said that the age of 9 to 5 job isbreathing its last. Globalization coupled with explosive growth in the development and use ofcommunication devices accelerated the growth of a mobile workforce. This next generation workforce nolonger requires an office atmosphere to be productive. The availability of new devices and services areempowering employees to make the choice with respect to location and time. Be it customer / partnersites, home office, coffee shops, public Internet kiosk, airport lounges, or libraries the location is not anissue for the new workforce. Though it is a matter of choice most enterprises and organizations are takingthe plunge because of its immense advantages.Benefits of Mobile WorkforceThere are several advantages of having a mobile workforce; the notable ones are given below:· Greater FlexibilityBeing a mobile worker means getting the flexibility to do work the way he/she prefers. Their approach towork depends on their individual preferences, styles and strengths.· Low AbsenteeismAbsenteeism is one of the major problems faced by companies all over the world. It can be a burden forthe organization as it translates into low productivity and extra costs in hiring the services of additionalstaff. However, with a mobile workforce the rate of absenteeism reduces considerably.· Technological AdvancementsThe development of new devices such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads, laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi andincreased accessibility of the Internet has made tasks such as filing reports, holding meetings, editingproposals and so on easy.· Increased ProductivityMobile workers increase productivity by putting in those hours, which would have otherwise spent oncommuting. They can work even at those times when going to office is impossible such as bad weather,roadblocks, or any repair works at office. Some workers work even when they are ill.· Reduced Carbon FootprintSince mobile workers need not require office space, it translates into reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. 2. Moreover, reduced commuting means reduced air pollution.· Reduced ExpensesEmployers benefits from reduced capital cost for offices and reduced infrastructure costs. Employees onthe other hand, enjoy reduced transportation costs and parking charges.As stated above, it is a matter of choice. Those enterprises that truly believe in a mobile workforce canmake it a success. Since mobile workforce is not without disadvantages, only a properly managed andimplemented mobile workforce can give companies and enterprises the much-needed competitive edge inthis hypercompetitive business environment.Also read on - WindowsAppStore, Work at home call centers

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