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The mobile worker in the flexible workplace

Bettina Lankard Brown

The mobile worker in the flexible workplace

by Bettina Lankard Brown

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Published by ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Center on Education and Training for Employment, College of Education, the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hours of labor, Flexible -- Bibliography.,
  • Industrial relations -- Bibliography.,
  • Occupational mobility -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBettina Lankard Brown.
    GenreBibliography.
    SeriesTrends and issues alert -- no. 10
    ContributionsERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18319897M

    For the Worker and the Workplace. Topics Home» Guides & Whitepapers» Managing The Mobile Workforce × Share this 7 Steps To A More Flexible Workplace. Read Now. Getting Buy-In For Workplace Change - Fears vs Gains. Read Now. Embracing Workplace Changes & Overcoming Fears. Add in the fact that mobile employees work an average of 10 more hours a week than their office-bound colleagues, and it’s easy to see why companies are enthusiastically embracing worker mobility. Nearly a third (31 percent) of the companies who responded to the survey have the bottom-line view that worker mobility saves them on real estate.

    The Emerging Profile of Mobile Workers 6 • The real mobile worker • Mobile workers: the facts • The emerging profile of a mobile worker • The personality of a mobile worker • Geographical and cultural implications • Regional summaries • Mobile worker . To find out how you compare, contact us to take the Workplace flexibility health check mini survey, powered by PeoplePulse. The level (policy) playing field. For best practice organisations, having a flexibility policy (which provides a statement of commitment to flexibility) and offering a range of flexible work practices is a given.

    The latest telecommuting statistics and trend data. Though often used interchangeably, ‘telework’ is defined as the substitution of technology for travel, while ‘telecommuting’ is more narrowly defined as the substitution of technology for commuter travel. Thus if someone takes work home after being at the office, it’s considered telework but not telecommuting.   More and more organisations, managers and employees are realising that flexibility is the future of work. But what is flexibility and how can you make it wor.


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The mobile worker in the flexible workplace by Bettina Lankard Brown Download PDF EPUB FB2

New information technologies, changing work force demographics, rising customer expectations, transnational companies, and cost pressures are altering traditional views of what constitutes a workplace and have given rise to a new trend: the mobile worker in the flexible workplace.

Two factors promote acceptance of telework or telecommuting: (1) employee flexibility in workspace, time, and Author: Bettina Lankard Brown. Get this from a library. The mobile worker in the flexible workplace. [Bettina Lankard Brown; ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education.].

yet the average workday for mobile workers was 1 hour longer, closer to 10 hours a day.9 In fact, because of a flexible work schedule, more than half of mobile workers report that they work 10 or more additional hours a week, and 12 percent report that they work 20 or more additional hours a week.

According to a Powwownow survey [1], 70% of workers feel that offering flexible working makes a job more attractive to them. And from an organization’s point of view, allowing mobile working means a much wider pool of job candidates are available to them. Section II focuses on empirical studies on flexibility in workplaces.

This section starts with two workplace level studies discussing whether temporary employment is a trap for workers or a bridge for better jobs. The first of these articles is Chapter 2, co-authored by A. Saloniemi & P. Virtanen, and focuses on municipal employees in Size: KB.

The rise in flexible working is already giving many people a better work-life balance, as they can choose where and when they work. A survey by Powwownow shows that 75% of workers would favor a job that offers flexible options.

That figure is even higher for women, at 81%. A recent study highlights how flexible workers are happier, more productive and less stressed than colleagues who continue to work 9 to 5 in the office. Mobile workers are the ‘new norm’ Open this photo in gallery: Many mobile workers are willing to use their own laptops and other equipment when they’re on business outside the office.

Flexible work spaces permit workers a place if they are in the actual office on occasion. Pro: Better Use of Time.

Because workers can be connected to work so easily through smartphones, tablets and laptops, periods of time that used to be unproductive can now be used to complete a variety of projects and tasks. In the following chapter we will show first the prevalence in Switzerland of work which is flexible from both a temporal and locational perspective – mobile/ flexible working (Chapter ).

When you're flexible, you're versatile, resilient and responsive to change. You can adapt to unexpected demands in the workplace – sudden surges in work, urgent problems, or an unpredictable event, such as a cyber security breach or financial crash, for instance.

Flexible people are. Workplace Flexibility Benefits Employees, Employers (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. Creating Flexible Work Environments. Mobile applications are already becoming a primary component of user engagement.

As the use of mobile devices expands into all areas of business, mobile apps are. Workplace flexibility, work-family conflict, and time famine have taken the spotlight in recent years as politicians from all sides of the political spectrum have pointed to the need for increasing workplace flexibility.

In today's economy and work environment, what does workplace flexibility mean; how does it affect different groups of people; and is it important to national security.

As a result, the impact of mobile technology on the workplace has been huge. Here are some of the major impacts that mobile technology has on the workplace productivity. Enhanced Portability. The Rise of the Mobile Workforce and Deskless Workers. A mobile workforce, part of the broader global deskless workforce, is comprised of people who are on the move and may work at multiple locations, even in the course of a single day.

These workers are not anchored to a desk: not at a traditional office, remote office, or co-working environment. They explore how flexibility, despite having fixed costs, can be an effective tool for attracting and retaining employees and increasing productivity—the key being to make the workplace flexible in ways that are profitable for employers and also engage workers to feel more satisfied and committed to their jobs.

Ms Turek notes that “the changing work patterns of users and the increasing need for a better work-life balance are greatly influencing the progression towards an intelligent workplace”, driven by mobile technology.

Thanks to new flexible working practices, employees are able to skip the long commute and still maintain the same level of.

workers in the publications listed at the end of theguide. Home office, mobile office, focuses on home-based and mobile ‘office’ work and, though it’s based on UK standards, it addresses issues found anywhere.

1 What is remote working. Mobile Workforce: A mobile workforce refers to a group of employees who are scattered across various physical locations and are connected by computers, smartphones and other devices via the global Internet.

Thanks to the increasing connectivity and improvement of the technologies that can be used for this purpose, mobile workers are. Managing the mobile workforce Jul 19 by Brian Amble Print This Article With mobile workers expected to account for a quarter of the world's working population bynew research has identified the personality types, cultural influences and management techniques that are critical for success.Externally Mobile Worker.

Workpoint defines the externally mobile employee as one "whose work does not require a dedicated workspace, spends short amounts of time in the office in favour of working from home or other external locations, and uses mobile devices as their main point of may include more traditional scenarios in which the employee works primarily from their home.".Wildcards: King of *, best *_NOUN Inflections: shook_INF drive_VERB_INF Arithmetic compositions: (color /(color + colour)) Corpus selection: I want:eng_Complete list of options.