Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Managing Mobile Workers: 10 Fast FactsBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 04-19-2011
45 percent of the average workforce is mobile, according to the Runzheimer survey respondents.
Top job categories for mobile employees (percent respondents)Business development/sales (20 percent)
Field service/on-site service (18 percent)Executives (4 percent)Training/education (3 percent)
$10,292 was the average direct-spend per traveler for respondents in 2010, up from $9,751 in 2009.
$7,350 is what respondents spent per employee on mobility investments in 2010 - regardless of whether employees "go mobile" or not - a figure that held steady from 2009.
72 percent of respondents say their companies are effectively managing mobile-workforce programs.
57 percent of respondents, however, admit that they have not used - or are unsure if they have used - a formal process to track and benchmark the effectiveness of mobility over time.
46 percent of respondents say the management, supervision and productivity of employees are their biggest concerns when it comes to mobility oversight.
Other top concerns (percent respondents):
Measurement of success (20 percent)Rising costs (10 percent)Employee satisfaction (9 percent)
26 percent of respondents say employee satisfaction is the biggest benefit of a mobile workplace culture.
Other top benefits (percent respondents):
Competitive advantage (25 percent)Cost savings (22 percent)Corporate agility (16 percent)