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WORK FROM EVERYWHERE:
HOW REMOTE WORK IS REDEFINING THE OFFICE

REMOTE WORK IS HERE TO STAY

Americans who did some
or all of their work from home:
Source: Gallup State of the American Workplace

39%
43%
  • 50 -
  • 40 -
  • 30 -
  • 20 -
  • 10 -
  • 0  
  • 2012
  • 2016

Working from home
appeals to people
across the globe:

Workers believe they
don’t need to be in an office
to be productive:

People would enjoy work
more if they were allowed
to work remotely:

Source: Breaking Barriers 2020

Companies that offer remote
work benefits and provide some
form of telecommuting benefit:
Source: SHRM

20%
60%
  • 100 -
  • 80 -
  • 60 -
  • 40 -
  • 20 -
  • 0  
  • 1996
  • 2016

of employees look for
flexibility in new roles.

The finance, insurance, and real
estate industries experienced
the greatest surge in time spent
working remotely, followed by the
transportation, manufacturing or
construction, and retail industries.
Source: Gallup State of the American Workplace

THE CHANGING WORKPLACE
DITCHING THE DESK

While remote work is on the rise, studies have found that the most highly engaged employees
strike a
balance between working remotely and working in the office:

Employee engagement is highest,
among workers who spend
3-4 days
working remotely,

leaving
1-2 days
of facetime with coworkers.

of employees say
face-to-face interaction
will always be important.

Source: Gallup State of
the American Workplace.

As the office of the future evolves to meet the needs of the new workforce,
this means
the traditional "desk", and what can be found on it, are changing.

70%
of US companies have some
type of open floor plan.

Employees who move around
to different areas at work are
1.3x more
engaged

Those with a space to
connect with coworkers are
1.5x more
engaged

Source: International Facility Management Association

Source: Gallup State of the American Workplace

of workers use
smartphones daily.

of the App Generation
(ages 15-18) want to
be able to use the latest
technology at work.

nearly

and half of Millennials
feel that their smartphone
and laptop are essential
to getting their job done.

Source: Breaking Barriers 2020

Traditional desk, desk today, and the "not-desk" of the future

Yesterday's Desk
Desktop Computer
DESKTOP COMPUTER
Calendar/Diary
CALENDAR/DIARY
Desk Phone
DESK PHONE
Rolodex
ROLODEX
Stapler
STAPLER
In-Tray
IN-TRAY
Memos
MEMOS
Note Pad & Pens
NOTE PAD & PENS
Dictaphone
DICTAPHONE
Calculator
CALCULATOR
Floppy Disk
FLOPPY DISK
 
Today's Desk
USB Stick
USB STICK
Desktop Computer
DESKTOP COMPUTER
Webcam
WEBCAM
Speaker Phone
SPEAKER PHONE
Desk Phone
DESK PHONE
Sticky Notes
STICKY NOTES
Laptop
LAPTOP
Mobile Phone Charger
MOBILE PHONE
CHARGER
Tomorrow's Desk
Laptop
LAPTOP
Headset
HEADSET
Charging Pad
CHARGING PAD
Smartphone
SMARTPHONE
 

EMBRACE THE #FUZELIFE

The workplace is changing, and with this we need to change the way we communicate.
With the right technology, the world can be your office, but there are a few critical steps.

1

Focus on communication

2

Invest in the right tools

With remote work, employees and managers should dedicate the time to maintain communication with their teams. In fact, more communication is often needed when working remotely to ensure all team members are on the same page and processes run smoothly.

To help employees communicate effectively, companies need to make investments in the right technology solutions that unify how employees connect – whether it be voice, messaging, video, or content sharing.

3

Strike a balance

4

Foster a culture of remote work

While remote work can provide greater work-life balance and improve efficiency, it’s important to keep these employees engaged and balance face-time with offsite hours.

A successful remote workforce requires a company to embrace the culture of remote work. From encouraging employees to take advantage of flexible work arrangements to enabling employees with the right communications tools to adopting remote work practices, companies can create a culture that improves efficiency and productivity in their organization.