Dr Moneeb Awan

More Than Half of UK Small Businesses Reap Benefits of Mobile Working

More Than Half of UK Small Businesses Reap Benefits of Mobile Working

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 ... »

Small Businesses Cite Security as Biggest Barrier to Adopting Mobile Working

Small Businesses Cite Security as Biggest Barrier to Adopting Mobile Working

Small business owners have cited security as the biggest barrier to adopting flexible working practices, according to a report by WorkMobile. The survey of 200 UK business owners and 200 mobile workers found that 70% of businesses are worried about the cost of implementing a mobile working policy, with 53% claiming slow internet speeds as their biggest concern. 44% of business owners also admitted they were afraid of changing their policy and adopting a flexible working strategy. Despite these fears, the research found that nearly three quarters (72%) of workers already operate remotely and have said that they work harder now compared to when they were strictly office-based. Dr Moneeb Awan, managing director at WorkMobile, said: “Businesses are being held back by a number of simple factors... »