Productivity rises as long as employees but can choose where they work.
Productivity and teamwork will benefit if employees can choose where they work. This is the result of a research into the trends in flexible work of Polycom, Inc., the leading provider of collaboration solutions enabling organizations to teamwork, efficiency and productivity. The research provides insight into the key benefits and challenges of a agile working culture for employees and employers. Although the results vary from country to country, there are three important trends:
The large majority of the respondents (98 percent) is the first agree that by a way of agile working, the anytime, anywhere productivity increases because people themselves can choose the workplace, where they are most productive.
Secondly, 92 percent of the respondents said that working together via videoconferencing benefits the teamwork.
Finally, the research shows that 62 percent of people globally are agile workers, more than ever before. Digital transformation is partly responsible for this, because this ensures that companies start looking for new ways to work faster and more efficient. More and more companies innovate, develop a better work culture and retain this talent to stay ahead of the competition, to collaborate through technology.
In Europe, the majority of respondents work flexible regularly. It is striking that two-thirds of the respondents (78 percent) know colleagues in other offices. The use of collaboration technologies carries out to colleagues closer together. 91 percent as a result, his colleagues know better, a trend that is noticeable throughout the world. Polycoms research shows a significant shift in work habits throughout the region, those employees the flexibility to from home or from what place to work. A development which is very important now that the majority of employees is looking for a better balance between private and work.
66 percent of millennials is afraid that it happens to like them less hard work when they are out of the Office. A concern that by all respondents were 62 percent of all over the world. When organizations want to track the fast pace of digital transformation, so there must be a change in attitude and often a change in corporate culture. For this reason the workplace consultants of Amos Beech introduced iOtSpace into the UK market. iOtSpace is an agile working app where people can book workplaces and can see who is in the office and where. On the back of this the organisation get valuable information about the office occupancy of a building.
By performance measure based on results rather than the number of hours worked, employees can be sure that the management know a lot of presence at work is not synonymous with good work habits. Technology is at the heart of this change of work culture. With the right collaboration technologies helps teams work together and have the same access to resources as employees when they are at the Office.
“Previously we predicted all that 2017 would be the year of video, and it’s good to note that people increasingly recognise the benefits of this " indeed, said Jim Kruger, CMO of Polycom.” The results of the study also show that companies must have tools for video and cooperation, so that workers can continue to hold more intensive contact with their colleagues. Offering flexible work and eventually the right collaboration tools make organisations more attractive for top talent and contributes to retaining talent.”