With the possible end of the current crisis in sight, many organisations are thinking about the way they will work (together) after the current pandemic. This will likely be a combination of remote and on-site working: a hybrid, virtual collaboration model that allows both individuals and small teams to benefit from greater productivity. This way of working costs less for your organisation and the new model also promises more flexibility for your employees - which also increases job satisfaction. Sounds good, doesn't it?
Who is part of the mobile workforce?
2021 is the year of the mobile workforce. Who belongs to this group? Employees who do not work from one physical, fixed location, but from any location they desire. This group works (separately) together with the support of technology: via laptops, smartphones or other mobile devices. It is important to provide this group with excellent devices. Thanks to Device as a Service, you don't need to worry about this, because with DAAS your employees are always using the latest devices.
Do employees want to be part of the mobile workforce today?
Now that everyone is used to remote working, the decision factors to work for an organisation have changed. A Gartner study shows how important it is for an employee to have the choice to work from wherever they want.
Through the shift to virtual working, the work culture within many organisations changed as well. With the flexibility that comes with virtual working, there is a switch from presentism (being physically in the office from nine-to-five) to a results-oriented model based on trust and empathy. The model focuses on business-outcomes and is measurable. When choosing a new job, organisations that offer flexible hours are often the winners.
What are the benefits of the mobile workforce for your organisation?
Why is this group of employees still interesting for your organisation after the pandemic? We’ve summarised the benefits for you:
- Improved communication and collaboration
One of the biggest advantages of mobile employees is the improvement in communication and collaboration. What’s the reason for this? Employees who always work in the same room feel like there is plenty of time throughout the day to communicate with each other. But when teams work together from different locations, employees have to take each other's schedules into account. This often leads to more efficient communication and cooperation, as the time to discuss issues is reduced.
- More continuity thanks to happier employees
Employees who spend one hour less in traffic jams automatically start their workday happier. Remote working makes it easier to combine work and private life. The option to work from wherever you want offers employees more flexibility, freedom and commitment to the organisation. The trust that employees receive from their employer is appreciated, which makes them more loyal and motivated. They are less likely to call in sick, which ensures more continuity in your organisation.
- The mobile workforce saves on costs
Remote workers help reduce the pressure on fixed costs. As a company grows, it can be necessary to change premises or to build new ones. With a mobile workforce, these costs are less necessary. When employees work one or two days from home and 60% of them are in the office, it is no longer necessary to invest in a larger workspace. You can also save on office expenses such as office supplies, furniture or small costs like food and coffee.
- More access to talent
By offering remote working as a standard (also post-COVID) your organisation will be more attractive to hire new talent. You are less dependent on location, which allows you to expand your search region for talent. An important factor is that you provide your employees with efficient and secure devices. This can easily be done through our Device as a Service solution, ensuring your employees are always using the latest models – which also increases your attractiveness as an organisation on the employment market.
Is DAAS the right solution for your organisation?
Do you want to know more about how Device as a Service can help your organisation in strengthening the mobile workforce? Then get in touch with our DAAS expert.