Workshifting- Your Work Is Mobile
You’re probably wondering, “What is workshifting?” It’s using the web to work from anywhere, anytime, from any device. It’s working outside of the traditional cubicle office space. As ShareFilers, we’ve been introduced to the idea of workshifting since the Citrix acquisition.
It’s a pretty cool concept. Workshifting allows employees to perform their jobs at the time and location of their choice and even hold meetings online with someone on the other side of the world. Did you know that last year, more than 100 million people experienced a virtual meeting or support session powered by Citrix? Talk about global reach! Outdated is the thought that an employee is married to a single computer in a single location for work.
With the adoption of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices; mobility is essential. It’s easy for employees to access their information remotely with tools like GoToMyPC and in the cloud with ShareFile. The ability to work from anywhere at any time allows employees to have more flexible work schedules and experience a positive work-life balance. The benefit is not only for the employee; the business benefits by implementing workshifting as well. When employees have the flexibility to work outside of their traditional space, satisfaction is increased which results in increased productivity and retention. It’s a win-win.
Has your business thought about implementing a workshifting policy?