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The range of workplace changes brought on by the new overtime rule will be broad, including the possible demise of telecommuting at affected companies.
Talk about the tail wagging the dog. Are we really going to let overtime rules define workplace strategy? Workplace flexibility is one of the most sought-after employee "benefits." It's critical to reducing work-life conflict and employee stress. For employers, it has been proven (over and over) to increase productivity, enhance attraction and retention, reduce real estate costs, improve disaster preparedness, and much more.
This is the 21st century. We're not going back to the 9-5 (or 6, 7, 8), sit-at-a-desk-all-day routine. Employers who let administrative burden dictate workplace strategy will do so at their detriment.
And by the way, DOL regulations aren't the only problem. The IRS, state tax rules, workers comp laws and others need to wake up to the fact that work is a verb, not a noun.
This report proves that CIOs have the opportunity to use their mobile technology strategies to influence the employee experience – and therefore the productivity, creativity, loyalty and satisfaction of their workers. This is a departure from the usual target outcomes of efficiency and cost optimization, and allows IT to make a more meaningful contribution, both to the strategic ambitions of the organization and to the lives of its workers”.
The report is really worth reading. Like a handful of prior studies, it shows the affinity for mobile spans all generations. Employers who provide the best mobile technology support benefit from increased productivity, creativity, satisfaction, and loyalty.
"Thanks to technology, people are no longer tethered to a “place of work.” They can communicate, collaborate and connect from wherever they are and that changes everything."
Here's our latest white paper: "Workshifting The Business Case." It's about the ROI of mobile work in Canada. We wrote it for Shaw Business, Western Canada's leading network and communications provider and WorkshiftCanada.