Home Office: Teleworking in large companies increasingly common

Home Office: Teleworking in large companies increasingly common

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Fourty per cent of the large companies employ employees who work full-time from home, in two years it should be 56 per cent. This is the result of a survey involving 800 executives from 15 countries.

Despite opposing developments in individual corporations, the technology-based homework seems to spread worldwide. “Flexible concepts” play an increasingly important role in the transition from the classic office environment to digital workstations, the IT service provider Dimension Data has identified with a current company survey within the scope of this year’s “Digital Workplace Report”. 40 per cent of those involved are therefore employed by employees who work full-time at home. The share is to rise to 56 percent in the next two years.

In addition, 46 percent of the surveyed companies currently work part-time in the home office. Here the participants expect even a plus of 30 percent over the next two years. When asked about the most important obstacles to the digital reorganization of the work, 62 percent of the companies reported IT problems. Sixty percent say they have to deal with organizational problems. 66 percent believe that they need external support to plan, develop and deploy new workplace technologies.

For the study, Dimension Data surveyed over 800 executives from large companies with over 1000 employees across 15 countries across all five continents. Among them are, among others, the USA, France, Italy and Great Britain. About a quarter of the respondents felt that tools for analyzing the activities of employees, for ” augmented reality ” and “micro-learning” play an important role in the transformation of working environments. 50 per cent believe that teleconference technology has made significant progress, while only 25 per cent attributed this social software to the workload.

IBM had headlined a few months ago with the announcement that the company’s presence in central office buildings should be strengthened. The statement should initially be applied to some 2600 market experts from Big Blue in Atlanta, Raleigh, Austin, Boston, San Francisco, and New York, as well as the Watson and cloud business. IBM has long been a pioneer of flexible workplaces. Also Yahoo and HP had teleworkers partly back again ordered. A general trend, however, can obviously not be seen.

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I am a lecturer at the University of Economics in Bratislava, department of Banking and International Finance. I have a Ph.D. academic degree, my dissertation was focused on major markets. Commodities and stock markets are also the main focus of my research and publication activities. I have approximately 10 years of investing experiences. My investments mostly focus on small- to mid-cap companies of energy sector, financial and technology.

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