Workplace Mobility

As we gladly say goodbye to 2020, we look back at one of the biggest changes that affected almost every organisation last year, remote working.

In this topic we look at what workplace mobility is, why it is here to stay and how to overcome the technical challenges faced by organisations when it comes to workplace mobility.

What is Workplace Mobility?

Workplace Mobility is certainly not new to a lot of organisations. However, in March 2020, COVID19 forced the hands of almost every organisation to quickly adapt to allow their workforce to work remotely, whilst still being able to perform the same tasks their jobs required as if they were in the office.

Workplace Mobility changes the traditional 9 to 5, office-based approach, unlocking new ways of working by ensuring your employees can work from anywhere, on any device, and at flexible times of the day.

“Gartner Survey Reveals 82% of Company Leaders Plan to Allow Employees to Work Remotely Some of the Time”

Gartner – Survey date June 2020

Why is Workplace Mobility here to stay?

Whilst we look forward to 2021 and getting back to some kind of normality, it is safe to say the new normal will be a lot different to what we know, especially in the way we work.

Many organisations that were previously sceptical are now actively looking to implement some kind of remote working post COVD19 after seeing the benefits it has given to both the organisation and the employee over the past year.

Employees are thriving in the new way of working, with recent reports finding that employees are now enjoying a healthier work-life balance, increasing employee satisfaction and morale ultimately leading to an increase in productivity within the organisation.

Overcoming Technical Challenges of Workplace Mobility

Whilst some organisations strived to adapt for workplace mobility, others faced challenges from the technical limitations of their IT systems.

Technology in the workplace was traditionally designed and delivered to provide services to the workforce only in approved locations, such as an office. With the shift to remote working, this led to challenges on how to make these services available quickly but still ensuring the security and integrity of those services.

Luckily, with the enhancements of technology and cyber security over the past decade, it is now easier than ever to adapt. We focus on a few key technologies below that we believe are key to workplace mobility both now and in the future.