According to the Mobile Work Exchange’s most recent Mobility Progress Report, 88 percent of HR managers said they have had an employee quit because of a lack of telework opportunities.

54 percent of HR managers say they “occasionally miss out on the best job candidate because they cannot meet the candidates’ telework requirements.”

Telework, flexible work, remote employees, and flex schedules are a trend that’s not going to disappear. If your organization has yet to define its telework policies or is simply adhering to more traditional work environments, you may want to consider results from Vodafone, a British-based global telecommunications company, and their Vodafone’s Flexible: Friend or Foe study:

  • 58 percent of U.S. companies that have adopted flexible work policies have seen their profits rise since implementation.
  • 61 percent of global respondents said their companies’ profits increased.
  • 83 percent of global respondents reported an improvement in productivity.

Flexibility also saves organizations money. According to the Mobile Work Exchange, if “all federal employees could telework in the event of a disaster, the average agency could save $60 million in just one day.”

“At the core of this trend are the new technologies that are reshaping every sector, from high-speed mobile data networks and fixed-line broadband to the latest collaborative cloud services and videoconferencing capabilities,” said Vodafone Americas President Chuck Pol said.

Most turn to Desktop-as-a-Service (Daas), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or some sort of VMware solution…but are any of these right for you. Are they meeting your strategic business needs? Are they simplifying your organizations life when it comes to managing the trend of flexible work?

How will your organization managing this trend?

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