Why it's time that employers take an open-minded approach to mobile working

Why it's time that employers take an open-minded approach to mobile working
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Published November 6th, 2013 - 05:55 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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In Qatar, only 23 per cent of companies surveyed encourage and enable employees to work from anywhere, using any device of choice.
In Qatar, only 23 per cent of companies surveyed encourage and enable employees to work from anywhere, using any device of choice.
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Citrix has revealed findings of its research into the adoption and attitude towards mobile workstyles in both Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The survey highlighted that 86 per cent of employees in Saudi Arabia and 84 per cent of Qatar employees would feel less stressed and more productive if they were given freedom and trust from organizations to work flexibly from outside the office.

In contrast, only 24 per cent of companies surveyed in KSA encourage and enable employees to work from anywhere, using any device of choice. Moreover, 30 per cent of organisations believe that employees may become less productive when outside an office environment, whilst 24 per cent believe that a lack of security controls for devices prevents them adopting mobility solutions.

In Qatar, only 23 per cent of companies surveyed encourage and enable employees to work from anywhere, using any device of choice. Moreover, 36 per cent of organizations believe that employees may become less productive when outside an office environment, whilst 29 per cent believe that a lack of security controls for devices prevents them adopting mobility solutions.

The surveys also revealed that in Saudi Arabia:

  • 20 per cent of organisations do not currently enable employees to work outside of the office or use any personal devices; a further 7 per cent only allow it in special circumstances.
  • Only 24 per cent of KSA businesses are examining the impact of mobility on productivity, whilst 32 per cent do not have any way of understanding the potential impact of mobility on their business.

And in Qatar:

  • 14 cent of organisations do not currently enable employees to work outside of the office or use any personal devices; a further eight per cent only allow it in special circumstances.
  • Only 25 per cent of Qatar businesses are examining the impact of mobility on productivity, whilst 39 per cent do not have any way of understanding the potential impact of mobility on their business.

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