The Gartner Group estimates that mobile technology will grow exponentially through 2018, fueled by BYOD programs at major organizations. An unexpected consequence of Bring Your Own Device programs will be “a doubling or even tripling of the size of the mobile workforce.”
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- New Ways of Working Network
Workshift: Future-Proof Your Organization for the 21st Century by Jason Morwick, Robyn Bews, Emily Klein, and Tim Lorman, is a practical, how-to guide for leaders considering and implementing flexible work in their organizations.
One big trend on the facilities management horizon is biometrics, says Johnson Controls in its newsletter, WorkPlace Now.
Calculate your work-life balance quotient by playing this online game developed by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and the Royal College of Art. Test your understanding of your working life and the traditional notion of eight hours work, eight hours rest and eight hours play.
BBC News ran a story this week about bizarre cool offices. “Companies, particularly in the creative or tech industries, are ploughing money and energy into designing offices that look more like adult playgrounds than a place of work, in the hope that it will make their employees more creative.”
Lucy Kellaway of The Economist predicts that the phrase, work-life balance, will rarely be mentioned. “By 2014 the penny will have dropped that balance isn’t possible,” she writes.
Yesterday’s Washington Post featured a story on how teleworkers stayed on the job while avoiding an icy, potentially dangerous commute. Highlights:
A Norwegian research team investigated whether people performed better when seated at empty desks or at ones with flowers and plants. Test results showed that subjects sitting at desks with flowers and plants showed more improvement on attention tasks than did those sitting at empty desks.