What does this evolution mean for businesses today?
THE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS A NUMBER OF KEY FINDINGS AND INSIGHTS, INCLUDING:
How advancements in technology have altered employee expectations
What technologies are moving from “nice-to-haves” to “need-to-haves”
The impact tools have on helping (or hindering) work/life balance
Ways organizational leaders are doing things differently from others at work
Mobile work applications are redefining “office hours”
As a consequence of ongoing proliferation and fast adoption of mobile apps, staff are constantly on – the-go and work outside the office is being accomplished.
Mobility is no longer just access to email and mobile phone service – it now involves everything from chatting, video conferencing, to sharing files, to project management.
agree that mobile applications give them peace of mind on where their work projects stand
feel work apps allow them to be more efficient
OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS believe that adding work applications to their mobile phone has made them more productive in their job
OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS download applications to their phone for work purposes
Mobile applications have changed the way workers approach their commute
Instead of waiting to get into the office, workers are now leveraging their commutes as another opportunity to get work done:
of respondents begin their workday (e.g., checking emails, taking calls, etc.) on their commutes before reaching the office
Of this group:
say working during their commute helps get the day started on the right foot
working during their commute helps to be more efficient with their time in the office
The work completed on commutes allows them to spend less time in the office
Workers are trying to find the right balance
The number of work applications they have on their mobile phones to avoid becoming overwhelmed, highlighting the value employees place on work/life balance even in an increasingly connected world
Mobility tech is influencing employee attraction and retention
Technology that enables greater mobility is now becoming a big consideration when potential employees accept job offers. In fact, the following percentages of survey respondents say they would not take a position if a company didn’t offer communications tools such as:
Video conferencing is becoming more common
OF KNOWLEDGE WORKERS USE IT DAILY
OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS PREFER VIDEO CONFERENCING TO:
Video conferencing also plays a critical role in helping companies and their employees save travel time and money
When considering their experiences over the last three years:
OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS say their work travel has been reduced due to expanded video conferencing capabilities
OF KNOWLEDGE WORKERS say they always prefer using video conferencing over work travel
Email still reigns as a high-value communication and collaboration tool
While tools like chat and video conferencing have become more prevalent, email isn’t going away.
of respondents agree that email is the primary mode of communication within their organization,consider email to be part of their organization’s communications toolset.