Nowadays, more and more businesses are moving away from a traditional office environment, and this can be largely attributed to technological developments that have shaped the way we work and communicate with one another.
Smartphones, laptops and tablets have made it possible for people to work from just about anywhere, meaning that employees are no longer confined to the company’s office. And workers are embracing this change: figures show that the number of people choosing to work from home is constantly growing.
A recent study has forecasted that by 2015, 1.3 million people from around the world will be working ‘mobile,’ and this figure represents 37.2% of the global workforce. So, why are people choosing to work mobile?
Mobile – or remote – working has benefits for the employer and the employee. Businesses can save a considerable amount of money if the majority of their employees work remotely. For instance, the company would not have to rent a large office space, nor would it have to spend money maintaining it or buying office equipment for each individual because they would be using their own devices.
For an employee, remote working has numerous advantages. One of these advantages is flexibility, as working from home allows employees to manage both home and work life more efficiently, which can be particularly beneficial for people with children.
Remote working can also cut costs for the employee, who will no longer have to spend money on commuting to work. And instead of walking to the nearest shop for lunch every day, the worker can make their own at home and curtail their spending.