Market Study: Poor Access to Collaboration Tools, Not Workers, To Blame for Low On-the-Go Productivity

Don’t be shy: how many of you are reading this blog post from an airport, elevator or even a public restroom? Well, if you’re nodding yes (or at least pausing to think about the question as you snake through TSA security), you’re not alone.

 

According to new data released by harmon.ie today, 77 percent of mobile workers finish documents, proposals or presentations while on the road, with more than half literally finalizing materials in the 11th hour. Additionally, while workers resort to transforming restaurants, bedrooms and beaches into “unconventional” workplaces, even the most creative makeshift cubes aren’t helping get jobs done, as 84 percent of traveling executives and managers report that they cannot work effectively on collaborative projects while on-the-go, despite increased enterprise adoption of iPads and smartphones.

 

Our market study, fielded by uSamp (United Sample) to more than 500 U.S. mobile business users, was specifically designed to help corporations identify pain points in and work toward solutions for on-the-go computing. In addition to showing that one in seven truly conducts business in public restrooms, harmon.ie’s survey found that technology gaps, specifically in enterprise collaboration tools, cause productivity losses and mistakes that are detrimental to business.  Download the study  to learn more about corporate workers' mobile collaboration needs, extreme work habits and the consequences of low productivity and wasted time while on-the-go.  


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