• For organisations, mobile workstyles create a more flexible, agile workplace (78 percent), lower employee-related costs (56 percent), reduce real estate costs (47 percent) and help attract (38 percent) and retain (38 percent) top talent.
• Employees benefit from increased personal productivity (69 percent), more flexibility (66 percent), a better work/life balance (63 percent), and less commuting time (57 percent).
• Out of the organisations that have already implemented mobile workstyles, 56 percent have seen lower employee-related expense costs, 47 percent mentioned reductions in the cost of real estate and 37 percent have seen reductions in attrition/turnover costs.
• The majority of organisations (86 percent) will use bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives to manage the growing number of devices that people use to access the corporate network. The demand for increased worker mobility is driving organisations to implement a formal BYOD policy (62 percent). Employees will generally choose and purchase their own computing devices, with 75 percent of organisations reimbursing the employee in-part or fully.
The research for the Citrix Workplace of the Future report was conducted independently by Vanson Bourne in August 2012, and is based on interviews with 1,900 senior IT professionals around the globe. The survey polled 100 IT professionals across all industries from 19 different countries including Europe (France, Germany, Russia, Sweden the Netherlands, and the U.K.), Americas (Brazil, Canada and the U.S.) and Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand).
Three-quarters of respondents were from organisations of 1,000 or more employees, while a quarter were from organisations with 500-999 employees.
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