Back in May the guys at Gist locked down their four reasons why they think the new workstyle is mobile. To sum up:
1| app marketplaces – which is pretty much IT becoming self-sufficient as people get more and more capable using smartphones, tablets et al, and so no we longer need IT support or training
2| ‘screening’ – meaning you can complete all sorts of work regardless of location or device
3| multiple communication channels
4| ‘a true on/off switch’ – it might be risky to rely on the discipline to switch off when you can access work everywhere but the upside is you can work with all the capabilities of an office whenever and from wherever you want
They’ve now followed this up with this excellent infographic (who doesn’t love an infographic?) laying out how enabled we are by smartphones and the increasing level of computing power available in our hands.
Some interesting stats have come out of their research such as from Cisco’s study on the international workplace 3 out of 5 say they don’t need to be in the office to be productive.