More Than Half of UK Small Businesses Reap Benefits of Mobile Working
Small enterprises that have implemented mobile and flexible working have seen increased employee productivity and even saved money
UK small businesses are reaping the rewards of mobile working with more than half (58%) saying it has visibly increased staff productivity levels, according to WorkMobile.
A survey of 200 business owners and 200 mobile workers, the research found that 72% of respondents were more productive when working remotely in comparison to regular office hours.
39% of small business owners even said that mobile working had helped them save money.
Businesses are even witnessing employees opting to work outside of office – 63% of workers said that mobile working has meant they work longer hours and 26% said they didn’t mind the overtime.
Dr Moneeb Awan, managing director at WorkMobile, said:
“Giving staff the freedom to work from home or out on site means they can schedule their job around other commitments and support a healthy work-life balance.
“However, with many feeling that mobile working is causing them to unwillingly work extra hours, it’s vital that businesses are fully supporting staff and teaching them how to use their mobile devices effectively so that they know when to switch off.”