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.
Mobile-Optimized Work Environments Drive Measurably Higher Employee Engagement and Business Performance | Aruba Networks Newsroom
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.
Workshifting: The Business Case – our latest white paper written for Shaw Business and WorkShiftCanada
"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.
Is your company ready for the digital generation to enter the workforce?
The survey suggests mobile and wired is critical, but face-to-face is still important for project work; they're lackadaisical about security; they expect their employer to provide their mobile technology; and they prefer to lead.
WORKTECH16 New York will be returning this May with another insightful future of work Conference and Masterclass. On 26th & 27th May 2016, we will be welcoming over 250 international and local thought leaders to the audience and stage for a uniquely-focused two-day event that will cover a mix of people, place and technology, to give a real in-depth understanding of the future of work and workplace and how this will affect business.
Check out the speaker line-up for this year:
- Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Founding Partner & Director of Design, SITU Studio
- Bethany Davis, Workplace Strategy Director (Global), The Boston Consulting Group
- Randy Fiser, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
- Melissa Marsh, Founder & CEO, PLASTARC
- Jeremy Myerson, Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
- Jonathan Sheh, Director of Workplace Experience, Johnson & Johnson