The Mobile Worker
Today, more and more people are able to work outside of the office and be more
productive than ever. Companies are embracing this new way to work because
employees have an arsenal of apps and tools that allow them to connect with team
members, stay on top of projects and work effectively from home, or the nearest
coffee shop. Here we take a look at the emerging mobile workforce.
For a typical remote worker, life isn't about waking up in your PJs and starting work whenever you want.
On the contrary, a remote worker still has deadlines to meet, and is still working in close contact with coworkers, through email,
enterprise social networks, and other tools.
Today's mobile workforce has access to a vast number of tools and apps that along with the cloud make it easier
than ever before to work from virtually anywhere. If people can work effectively where ever they are, will we
need office buildings and big company campuses in the future?
SOURCE: BOSTON COLLEGE
of workers report that
their organizations offer
telecommuting on an
on a part-time basis on a full-time basis
A Day in the Life of A Remote Worker
Overall, 57% of
offer some form of
HERE’S HOW A TYPICAL DAY MIGHT LOOK FOR THE AVERAGE REMOTE EMPLOYEE:
Wake up Prepare for work Check company email
Check company wide enterprise social network
for updates and posts concerning project
Virtual morning meeting GoToMeeting with a new client
Project work using various collaboration tools
such as Dropbox among others Lunch
Wrap-up work and submit client
deliverables via collaborative tools. Sign off
7 A.M. 7:30 A.M. 8 A.M. 9 A.M.
10 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
45% 36% 20%
THESE OPTIONS INCLUDE:
Mobile is not limited to FULL-TIME remote workers either!
Additionally, a 2012 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that on days where
employees worked with a remote arrangement:
of employed person did some or all of
their work at home
did some or all of their work in
Nearly half (47%) of
remotely or in some kind
of flexible arrangement.
Men and women were equally
likely to do some or all of their
work at home
Flexible locations Flexible time
According to the 2012 National
Study of Employers, from 2005 to
2012 employers have increased
options that allow employees to
better manage where and when