Our typical mobile worker doesn’t distinguish between work and home life; it’s just “life.” All aspects of their life are important to them, but they can keep a mind on both. Age is not a determining factor here. We see older workers just as mobile as younger ones, especially in Business-to-Business transactions. The difference is thought process and team collaboration. Mobile workers are thinking of the next idea, visualizing the solution and using mobility to accomplish their goals, by managing files while mobile. Storing files in multiple cloud applications means an expanded network. Without their mobile device, these workers are back to writing ideas on cocktail napkins. By the time they get back to their computer at home – the idea has evaporated, left crumpled in a jacket pocket. The mobile device allows for ideation, with a few swipes of a finger.
“Get closer to your customers by becoming location-independent. Help your employees work smarter and better, any time, virtually any place, whether they’re across town or across oceans. Mobile devices and applications let people work the same way they live — always connected.”
– Verizon Wireless
We cannot be immobile. We cannot procrastinate. Check your pocket: is a mobile device there? Our future is mobility in the workforce and in the workplace, that is to say, everywhere.