The Future of Work: Six Devices, and Nowhere to Sit
It may be possible to downsize to a single, mobile computing device, as Benjamin Robbins has, but according to a new report from Desktop Virtualization provider Citrix, the overall trend is moving in the opposite direction.
The Citrix Workforce of the Future report shows that by 2020, employees will carry an average of six computing devices. Furthermore, nearly 30 percent of workers won’t work from their traditional office. And companies are responding: Eight years from now, most companies will have only seven desks for every 10 employees.
“The workplace of the future will foster creativity, be inspiring and encourage collaboration by enabling people to work from wherever, whenever and on whatever device so that work becomes something people do, not a place people go,” the report stated. The survey polled 1,900 senior IT workers across 19 countries.
The report also expects the BYOD trend to continue: Eighty-three percent of companies expect to rely on individually liable devices accessing a corporate network, according to the survey. Just over three-quarters of respondents say their organization will reimburse employees in-part or fully for work-related mobile costs.
Read it Here: Citrix Workforce of the Future Report.
For more articles on the future of work, check out Three Ways Mobile Tech Is Turning HR on its Head, and Six Technologies That Will Change the Workplace.
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