In today’s fast-paced, mobile economy, an increasing number of employers are opting out of the cubicle-based office environment for something more fluid and agile: deskless working.
There’s no real limit to what deskless or mobile working can be in practice. For some, it means workers having flexibility to move from place to place within a single working environment. This works particularly well for companies where workers share responsibilities and move around a lot anyway, as in startup environments.
But it also applies to completely mobile working, where team members don’t come into the office as a rule, and where technology stands in for presence: a company laptop and a phone might do the job that a full cubicle setup once did.
However organizations implement mobile working, many are choosing to go increasingly mobile for a few reasons. Mobile workers can be more responsive, increasing reaction time and reducing productivity lag. With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, workers can use the devices that are most comfortable to them, this increases engagement with work content by delivering it to employees on their own devices.
While there are plenty of benefits to deskless working, for employers and employees alike, it also poses some challenges; as we move from the traditional workspace to the agile workspace, it will be key to help teams maintain solidarity as geographical organizational structure becomes potentially more fragmented.
Video is going to be an increasingly useful tool to this end, helping to maintain training, team-building, and reporting structures amid a lot of moving around. From an enterprise perspective, video can be an effective channel for delivering training modules, onboarding new employees, giving news and updates, conducting meetings, and reporting on events. For employees, video is an accessible way to report and communicate, and can provide useful visuals to accompany directives.
Within a work environment, there are many considerations that must be discussed before implementing widespread mobile business video:
- Security – Maintaining control over sensitive business content no matter what device.
- Delivery – Ensuring users have a flawless video streaming experience on mobile.
- Device Management – Making sure users can watch video on the device that works for them.
These are just a few of the things businesses need to think about when implementing mobile video for the enterprise. If you’d like to know more, register to watch our exclusive VideoWorks webcast and join in the conversation by using #QumuVideoWorks on Twitter.
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