There are now more mobile devices in the world than people, meaning the way we live – and consequently the way we work – is changing radically.
Despite the newfound freedoms of cell phones, anything beyond casual communication is hard when you’re constantly on the go. The promise of work-from-anywhere mobility lets us email from the airport and take calls from the car, but that convenience often comes with added complication. So, it’s absolutely vital that the way mobile work happens is push-button simple. Workflows need to be reduced to the smallest number of steps for maximum efficiency. Mobility means nothing if there are breakdowns in flow and collaboration because your process is too hard.
Profile of today’s mobile worker:
- Has a primary office, which may be a home office, but also works elsewhere
- Travels to company, customer, and vendor facilities—locally, nationally, and internationally
- Spends the majority of an average day in meetings—in person, on video, or by phone with screen sharing
- Interacts with people in multiple locations and time zones over email, video, and instant messaging
Your mobile worker may enjoy the freedom that comes with mobility, but they still have expectations. He or she is used to a “hard-wired” office experience where needs are met instantaneously when emailing files, scanning or printing out confidential documents. Being mobile doesn’t change that; mobile workers require their technology to integrate seamlessly with the mobile devices and the cloud apps they’re now using regularly to get their work done.
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