Working Anywhere

The UK is on the verge of a mobile working ‘tipping point’ – when working away from the office becomes more common than working solely from a desk.
This paper explores the concept of a ‘tipping point’ around mobile working, and the conditions whereby desk-based working becomes the exception, rather than the rule for office workers. To undertake this study, we used an established futures methodology comprising three stages: a rapid evidence review; a two-stage interview with experts; and, a survey of organisations.
We reveal 2017 as the time when over half of organisations in the UK are likely to have adopted flexible working. The paper also predicts that over 70 per cent of organisations will have followed suit by 2020.

Authors: Cathy Garner, Helen Sheldon & Peter Forbes

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