Managing a mobile workforce is tricky – but if the stats are to be believed, then it’s something we should get used to, or at least better at.
It’s no question that telecommuting is on the rise. The new road warriors, the digital nomads, are in coffee shops, libraries or simply working from their home offices, utilizing a plethora of digital devices and applications to stay connected and productive while on the go.
A maggot farm, a navy warship, a supermarket checkout – just some of the weird places survey respondents said they’d had meetings. Find out more in this infographic from flexible workspace provider Regus – and let us know, how far would you go to secure a deal…? Find out more: www.regus.co.uk Photo Credit: David Blackwell
For corporate office workers, the appeal and benefit of a coworking environment may not be readily apparent.
With employees increasingly working with a wide range of devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones, David Sturges, Chief Commercial Officer at hosted desktop company, WorkPlaceLive , looks at how businesses can safeguard their company data. News this month that staff at the BBC had £750,000 worth of gadgets lost or stolen since 2010 , including laptops, tablets and mobile phones, highlights a growing issue that many companies are facing – the security of their data. The cost of replacing these expensive gadgets is one thing, however, the risk of sensitive data could get into the wrong hands, as well as the cost of restoring lost data, is even more of a problem.
For an increasing number of mobile professionals, teleworkers, SMBs and start-ups, coworking spaces are a more attractive option than the coffee shop or a full office space lease. Coworking spaces marry the infrastructure of an office with the flexible options that teleworkers crave and are often also hotbeds of networking and innovation