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How Mobile Is Your Industry?

The mobile workforce revolution is in full swing. HOW MOBILE IS YOUR INDUSTRY? Companies are rushing to equip themselves with enterprise mobility tools. In this process, executives should be mindful of 2 things. First, not all industries have the same level of mobility, and tools should be picked based on how they best serve their employees. Second, the level of mobility of an industry is dynamic, and executives should prepare for the future, not an industry's present mobility level. Lua presented by The Mobility Spectrum We mapped out industries into 4 categories of mobility, based on the most mobile employees in each industry. Of course, industries might be more aptly placed along a continuous spectrum: there are real differences within each category. Within industries, too, different jobs have varying levels of mobility. A simpler classification, however, can already provide valuable insight: while the stereotypical worker is depicted as sit- ting at a desk, the fact is that a wide range of industries already have a real mobile component, be it within or outside the designated workplace. Companies in these industries need to figure out which tools best facilitate coordination. The Desk Job The Hive The Rover The Nomad Employees in motion within workplace Employees in motion outside workplace Employees less Employees in mobile within motion with no fixed workplace workplace ===== ===== ===== They are mobile but in constant face-to-face While they are regularly based out of a fixed location, They are in constant They are always dispersed, seldom if ever gathering at a contact within the same location, but have a designated work station where most of their time contact on a daily basis within the same location. significant time is spent out of it and away from constant in-person contact with colleagues. central location. is spent. Financial Services Hospitality (e.g. hotel/resort employees) Logistics (e.g. dispatch/delivery workers) Transportation (e.g. bus drivers, flight at- tendants, train conductors) (e.g. bank employees) Government Healthcare Providers (e.g. employees at bu- reaus) Telecommunications Freelancers (e.g. on-site maintenance workers) (e.g. hospital staff) Real Estate Brokers Call Center Retail (e.g. in-store employees) Consulting Construction Military (e.g. workers on site) Law Enforcement Manufacturing/ Industrials (e.g. production line workers) Energy / Power (e.g. workers at a plant/ rig) Events Management (e.g. production crews, catering staff) Impact on Desk Job and Hive industries Impact on Rover industries - Enables cooperation across larger workplaces - Companies can expand geographical coverage - Eliminates need for employees to report to - Better able to target talent in other locations central locations with workplaces - Abolishes need for an actual workplace? - Greater cross-departmental interaction Faster reaction speeds - Abolishes need for an actual workplace? The level of mobility is changing across ALL industries, and industries are changing Wifi/LTE/3G coverage leading to people being "always connected" The Forces of categories. Given the investment needed to set up enterprise The emergence CHANGE of mobile devices mobility tools, and the rapidness of change, it is imperative that companies arm themselves not Advances in with the tools that they require at their current mobility level, but those required for the future. transportation "Work from home" New management ideas on innovation and productivity Flexible arrangements LUa

How Mobile Is Your Industry?

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As companies rush to equip themselves with enterprise mobility tools, executives should be mindful of two things: One, not all industries have the same level of mobility; and two, that preparations sh...


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