Technological advancements have completely changed the way typical office environments work, introducing a much more fluid concept as businesses become mobile. Business mobility refers to the ability of workers to have the freedom to work from practically anywhere. Whether they are at home or out of the country, they will still be able to do business, thanks to a mobile business environment.
More and more businesses are moving towards business mobility due to its many potential gains. However, is that the best decision for a business?
Here we will discuss the pros and cons of having business mobility, so you can make a more informed decision about your business.
Working from Home
Research suggests that working from home improves the overall morale and results in more productive and happier employees. Working from home reduces the stress that results from rigid work hours and tiring commutes, which can also add to costs. Working without stress improves the productivity and hence translates to company growth and improved revenue.
An important aspect of business mobility is that it can help save costs substantially. Since the employees would not be working in an office, you won’t need more floor space for your business. Which means you can cut back on office bills, rent and equipment. Another indirect way of saving costs is less holidays and more productivity, due to less stress, which directly implies increased revenue.
Communication made Easy
Since workers are now equipped with the means to work from anywhere, they are also able to communicate much more effectively and can make better use of their time. Employees can send and receive emails, draft and edit documents and perform a variety of other tasks. This work can be done while communicating with colleagues with ease and hence improves the overall efficiency of the workforce.
Abuse of Time
As the ability to work from anywhere is now available to employees, this might also translate to them working constantly or for prolonged periods of time. The rigid traditional timings have the comfort of ensuring that outside those timings employees don’t have to stress over work. However, with mobility, employers may feel free to contact workers at times when they shouldn’t be working, forcing employees to feel constrained due to the constant connectivity.
Working away from the office can result in increased distractions which would result in a loss of productivity. Employees who already have trouble managing their time, might not perform well while working remotely.
One of the main concerns with business mobility is the security of your business. While at the office, data is stored safely on devices only available at the office, a breach is less probable than if the business is mobile. Careless employees could leak important information to onlookers, or their devices might not be up to date with the latest security protocols making them more susceptible to cybercrimes.
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