A revolution is slowly but surely changing the way we communicate and interact at work. Fast internet connections, online social networks, smartphones and mobile devices are combining to make conducting business easier than ever. To top it off, Australia was recognised globally as the best country in which to conduct business over the internet, according to an index compiled by eBay and The Economist intelligence unit.
Australia has secured this enviable position as world number one largely because of our affordable internet access, high smartphone penetration (81 per cent), not to mention that the average Aussie household is expected to have 29 connected devices by 2020.
With just over half of Australian employees away from the office once per fortnight, and one in ten work outside of the office on a daily basis, it is no wonder then that for one in three of us, accessing mobile content is the first thing we do in the morning and the last thing they do at night!
It stands to reason that if you enable your employees to work where and when they like, huge gains in productivity will follow. Management can enjoy all of the benefits of a mobile workforce and easily and efficiently manage flexible working practices online. However, an article from News Corp Australia indicates otherwise with only 44% of employees enjoying some form of flexible working arrangement.
Mitrefinch’s mobile workforce applications, improve workplace productivity by making it easier for supervisors and employees to complete a wide range of work related and administrative tasks from any location, at any time.