Mobile workers can successfully work remotely
The business world is transforming due to technological advances and the new age viewpoint of the upcoming generation. Classic working conditions conducted from a fixed office is turning into flexible and mobile working conditions and office designs, both functional and comfortable.
In the “Smart Offices and Mobility” event, organised by Harvard Business Review, which PageGroup participated as a content partner, experts focused on trends to increase employee loyalty and efficiency. The “timeless offices” concept which is adaptable, has strong technological infrastructure and an innovative design for a better motivated and more efficient work environment was discussed.
PageGroup Turkey’s Managing Director Hugo Campo, evaluated the implements of flexibility and mobile working, considering the advantages from both employee and employers’ perspective. Campo stressed that it is more important how productive we work, instead of how much time we spend in the office. He said “Time spent working in cafes instead of being stuck in traffic doesn’t effect the performance negatively, in fact increases productivity. Research shows mobile workers are able to access relative data through mobile devices and work easily regardless of time and place”.
Flexible working enables both quality professional time as well as quality personal time. This way, employee loyalty is increased. The new generation wants not just a good salary and benefits but flexible and mobile working opportunities. Modern companies prioritize creating possibilities for employees to have a work-life balance. Therefore, clear company regulations, trusting work environments, strong technological infrastructure, an objective evaluation system and mobile working can be highly productive.
PageGroup’s new global HR Barometer, which was released in September, shows mobility and flexible working is a women friendly work method. Working mothers’ motivation and efficiency has increased due to mobility policies their companies offer.
According to the research, flexible working practices across the globe are led by UK with 60,1% and followed by Continental Europe (47,6%), Asia Pacific (40,6%), Latin America (26,8%), Middle East (28,1%), North America (21,4%) and Africa (19,7%). Participating companies’ 34% don’t offer flexible work solutions with 35% stating they have flexible working practices but not written policies.
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