I’d imagine this report is released by a series of CEO’s who just want to pass blame, but upon further review, I’m wrong. A survey put on by YouGov and Coleman-Parkes in the UK reports that employees themselves are the cause of the ongoing mobile work boom, with mention of a noticeable increase in the last year. A pretty surprising 53% of respondents note that they work on the go, 13% of them do so on a daily basis.
A key driver for this increase is that employees are now able to perform a wider variety of tasks away from the office. Mobile devices in particular are becoming more sophisticated.
Almost half of respondents (49%) access the Internet via a mobile device, with a further 22 per cent saying they would like to have access to this tool when working remotely. 22 per cent of those sampled also said they are able to work on company documents and emails outside the office.
82 per cent of medium and large UK companies say they are prepared to invest in mobile devices for employees – if they are not already doing so. Businesses see mobile working as a tool to improve efficiency, increase productivity and keep staff motivated.