Managing the Mobile Workforce
IN THIS SUMMARY
In Managing the Mobile Workforce by David Clemons and Michael Kroth, mobile workers are defined as those who are not physically located within a centralized building or who move between work locations, and who are able to access company resources through private networks, the Internet, and mobile networks. It is estimated that mobile workers worldwide will surpass one billion by 2011, which comprises 75 percent of the U.S. workforce. These technology-enabled workers will have unlimited global job opportunities and easy access to companies that will value them. Wireless broadband networks, mobile devices, social networking, cloud computing, and a global economy are changing communications and computing. For businesses, this is an opportunity to apply new forms of work and technologies that will lead to competitive advantages in their markets.