Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: The Mobile Workday: A 24x7 Phenomenon

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-04-2011

The Mobile Workday: A 24x7 Phenomenon

95%95% of respondents say their employers either encourage, or at least tolerate, workshifting.

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54%54% of respondents say their productivity is substantially improved due to their flexible schedules.

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75%75% of respondents work more hours than before they went mobile, because of the increased flexibility that mobility affords them.

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55% 55% of respondents say they work 10 or more additional hours per week than they did before they went mobile.

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62%  62% of respondents work before their commute to the office at least once or twice a week.

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37% 37% of respondents say they work every evening.

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68% 68% of respondents indicate that they actually disconnect at some point during waking hours, up from just 47% in 2010.

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40%  40% of respondents say they'd like an even more flexible work environment than they already have. 

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Four Best IT Practices for the Mobile Workplace1. Incorporate policies that allow for use of a mobile device for work, and cover data security as well as device security. 

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Four Best IT Practices for the Mobile Workplace2. Remind workers about the potential for physical theft of devices on planes, trains, waiting rooms and terminals -- the most likely places where they get stolen.

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Four Best IT Practices for the Mobile Workplace 3. Even if you pay connectivity bills for mobile staffers, send to them monthly reports so they're aware of their usage.

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Four Best IT Practices for the Mobile Workplace4. Provide information on the costs of different connectivity options so employees can choose the most cost-effective options. 

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