How The Current Work Force Is Shifting Toward A Virtual Workplace

1725 Words Dec 14th, 2016 7 Pages
The purpose of this paper is to show how the current work force is shifting towards a virtual workplace and why your company should make this shift. We will also discuss some misconceptions about working from home, what is required to successfully implement a virtual workforce, and advantages your company can gain by having a virtual workforce. More and more companies face the challenge of how to quickly grow without exponentially increasing their expenses. To solve this problem, your company has to establish a virtual workforce. The virtual or mobile office is the workplace of the future. Employees are enabled to work from anywhere, anytime, and without being limited by geographic boundaries. This helps the company bottom line by eliminating the need to lease office space or purchase property as the business grows.
The U.S. virtual workforce will increase from 34 million in 2009 to almost 63 million by 2016 according to an analyst report by Forrester Research.1 This is aided by the adoption of broadband, better collaboration tools, and growing management experience. Being able to access company resources is not enough; your company needs the ability to securely, economically, and reliably do so to have a competitive advantage. More and more companies believe that telecommuting makes their employees more productive. Because of this, companies plan on offering more telecommuting options in the future. Having a virtual workforce also allows a company to look for…

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