WebEx blog: The Psychology of the Mobile Workforce

Over on the WebEx blog (yes the Office LiveMeeting competitor) I came across a blogpost which referred to an interesting study on the Psychology of the Mobile Workforce. The study is commissioned by Cisco, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting 🙂 …

… An interesting study commissioned by our parent company, Cisco, takes a look at the psychology of the mobile worker.  The study was actually done in parts of Europe, Africa and Latin America, but the results can surely be interpreted globally. 

It is of course especially important considering the forecast from IDC that shows that mobile workers will account for a full one quarter of the world’s working population by 2009 – just around the corner.

The study, entitled “Understanding and Managing the Mobile Workforce” points to the importance of recruiting the right kinds of personalities, managing them appropriately, and providing them with the best communication resources. Under and over communication can both have a negative impact, mismanagement in general being a major threat to worker productivity and job satisfaction. …

Source: The Psychology of the Mobile Workforce
Author: CSmith
Date originally published: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:04:19 GMT

Peter de Haas
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