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"How does mobility factor into an organization’s real estate or workplace strategy within the context of increasingly collaborative work processes, an emphasis on positive workplace experiences, and new definitions of engagement and productivity? It all starts with creating your own definition of what mobility means that is aligned with the organization’s critical business goals, work processes, and culture."
The paper stresses that before embarking on a mobility program, organizations need to understand how and where people are working now, managers' attitudes toward remote work and experience with remote teams, the workspace itself and how mobility might support critical work processes and business goals. Optimal results only come when tactics, strategies, and business impacts are aligned. It ends with a useful Mobility Assessment Tool and Program Checklist.