Today’s office is everywhere. Workers are no longer chained to a desk and a desktop PC. The days of cubicles and windowless offices may soon be a thing of the past. The ability to access information from anywhere is allowing employees more freedom and giving employers better production and higher profits.
A significant portion of the world’s workforce telecommutes. This freedom has given employees a better ability to balance life and work while still remaining productive. These workers are able to perform their duties from the beach, the sidelines of a ballgame, or from home. Mobile devices, such as tablets and laptops, surpassed desktop computer sales in 2014 and show no signs of slowing down. That same year, the number of mobile devices exceeded the world’s population.
This shift toward a mobile workforce is just smart business for many companies. The benefits of having a telecommuting workforce are numerous:
- greatly reduces stress
- improves employee morale
- increased productivity
- estimated savings of $10,000 per employee per year
The partnership of Virtual Desktops and the Cloud is a key factor in the rising popularity of telecommuting. Employees can access programs, software, and files from anywhere and at any time. This flexibility is dramatically changing the look of the global office.