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Convince your boss to go mobile

Written by on May 14, 2014 in Business - No comments

If you’re like most people and check your smartphone about 150 times per day, you know how much screen time is spent away from your desk these days. So you won’t have a hard time seeing the potential positive impact — both in terms of convenience and productivity — that mobile tools can have on your work. Think of all you’ll accomplish professionally and personally when work doesn’t chain you to a desk.

Your boss may have a harder time seeing the upside to such mobility, shuddering from fears of absent employees using expensive tools to get less done. But don’t let those fears shut down the idea for your company; use the following points to explain to your boss how mobility can actually boost the bottom line.

Mobility can help your company achieve:

-Cost savings on printing and shipping: Using online file-sharing and storage tools can help the business go paperless, which saves money on printing and mailing documents.

-A larger talent pool: When employees can work from anywhere, the pool of talented professionals a company can hire expands exponentially. Now you can hire that amazing engineer across the country who could reinvigorate your product but doesn’t want to relocate.

-Lower overhead: With fewer people in the office each day, your business saves on space, electricity and administrative items. Letting employees work remotely can mean less direct overhead for the company.

-Increased employee productivity: One concern of unleashing employees is that they’ll do less work. But giving employees the freedom to balance life and work by doing work on their own time can result in happier employees. And happier employees work harder — plain and simple.

-Reduced delays: Going mobile lets your team work faster and smarter. You can review a project on your phone or tablet wherever you are rather than wait until you’re back at your desk.

If you think going mobile can help you get more done on your own schedule, keep these business benefits in mind when having the mobility conversation with your boss.

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About the Author

Caitlin is a marketing content coordinator for ShareFile, where she writes and edits copy for a wide variety of marketing initiatives, including the website, blog and product-related collateral. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she worked in public relations for five years prior to joining ShareFile in July 2013.