Out: commuting, 9-to-5 schedule, and standard office computer issues. In: telecommuting, flexible hours and use your own laptop or smartphone for work.
Here’s more on this and other changes that may come to your place of work this year:
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The mobile device.
Employees are more likely to use their own iPhone, iPad, and other portable electronics work is not a company that provided computer or laptop, the trend is sometimes called “bring your own device” or BYOD . Some worry the company about how they will maintain the confidentiality of information and the workers on task and not on Facebook or playing Words With Friends of. But that does not stop moving in the direction of fewer restrictions, not only what devices employees use but also about how, when and where they, according to experts at work.
Companies offering telecommuting as a way to give employees more flexible schedules and in some cases do not offer larger salary increase, but also to curb the cost of office space. Among the biggest supporters of telecommuting is a boomer, says Kate Lister, tagapagpananaliksik telecommuting Telework Network San Diego-based research. “The majority of Boomers at or near the top tread company can achieve,” he said. “Raised, promotions and awards motivate them replaced with thoughts of retirement, aging parents, death and ‘What do I really want a life?” AARP research shows 70 percent want to continue working, But they want to do with their terms. ‘
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3. Opening of office space.
There are some employees who come into the office, the company reconfiguring floor plan to devote more square footage in the communal areas and less traditional, with walls workspace. Some have a whole floor organized to include workstation and local groups for impromptu commentary session or conference. Employees who are not full every day can get a locker to store personal items during business hours.
4. Instant communication.
Employees are becoming viewing e-mail as an efficient means of communication that moves the speed of a snail compared to text messaging, social networking and other alternatives. “Email fast fax machine,” said Robin Richards, CEO and chairman TweetMyJobs, Twitter-based service work. “Just watch the mayor [town] I watch every week. And the mayor of the growing number of start communicating through social networking and texting. This is the only way their employees interact with each other. “
5. Online collaboration tools.
More and more companies are using the web-based software, instead of email, contact with telecommuters and mobile workers. Now some companies are using programs like yammer, Chatter, Jive, and to create a private, Facebook-style network managers and employees can be used to exchange messages or documents. Here to stay, as well as video and web-based conferencing, workplace experts say. Employees need to know how to use all of them, regardless of where they operate.
6. Web-based software.
Traders follow the consumer to use more web-based or “cloud” computing, including not only a tool but also other collaborative web-based software in day-to-day operational . These applications include: Web-based portal that employees can use to evaluate their health insurance or 401 (k) investments, and the application that allows employees to recruit job openings share your friends on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Similar applications will let companies post open positions directly on the social network where job hunter find them.
7. Fore mentoring.
Along with the traditional mentoring program, some businesses generate reverse mentoring arrangement where child labor in teaching, helping older workers master software, social media and other modern work practices.
8. Independent contractor.
This is the age of free agency, and not just in sports. More people working as independent contractors, not because they can not find full-time permanent position with the company but because they want to. OpenDesks, matching service startup co-working facilities for corporate and individual, only a few full-time employees, as well as contracts with workers in Montreal, New York, and Sydney, Australia. “We tried to recruit a part-time team members for an equity position full time. He wants to be part of the team but remain independent, “says CEO Chris DiFonzo OpenDesks. “This organization has fundamentally changed I’m not sure what this means for managing and implementing long-term, but I am 100 percent sure that this is a permanent change …”
9. Co-working spaces.
Are they independent contractors or full-time employees, more home-based workers to evaluate the co-working space, where they can find a table for several hours, often at minimal cost, as well The conference room, Internet connections and other common office facilities. Throughout the world, the number of co-working space mushrooming. The DiFonzo said OpenDesks expected 1,500 locations in 750 cities and 100 countries in the database at the end of January. A side benefit of the division: The person sitting next to the sounding board for ideas products, or better yet, business partners, suppliers or investors, DiFonzo said.
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10. Corporate culture initiatives.
A decent salary and allowances are not enough to attract or retain key employees. To that end, the company has put the initiative in speaking to the interests and training of workers of all ages. Along with these initiatives going on green products or making a more socially responsible to allow employees time to do community service work. Comcast, for example, participated in a charity fundraising up and sponsor an annual community service day where tens of thousands of employees and their families Gardening and doing other volunteer locations across the country.