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Collaborating on the future of work

[2020.01.13, Mon 13:05] The Monday-to-Friday, 9-to-5 work paradigm broke about a decade ago when smartphone adoption became widespread. The impact has accelerated over the last five years, ushering in an era of hyper mobility and the evolution of the distributed workforce. The perception of work has shifted from "Butts in seats" to outcome-driven approaches that are delivering major advantages to companies and employees alike. The flexible new work style goes a long way toward solving the work/life balance challenge that's arisen in the modern world. Not only can employees tackle work challenges when they're on the go, they can work when they're most productive, and have access to their teams and their projects whenever insight or opportunity strikes. A remote workforce delivers a number of advantages to small and growing companies; talent can be sourced from anywhere in the world, and at price points that work for both the company and the employee. "You want the best people to be able to work with each other, even if they don't physically fit in the same office, or even in the same time zone," says Cory Treffiletti, Global Head of Marketing for Webex and Collab Demand Gen at Cisco. To take advantage of the opportunities a distributed workforce offers, companies need to know that their virtual sharing and collaboration tools are easily accessible, and be confident that they're going to work all the time, whether they're on mobile or desktop, or a technology stack installed at company headquarters.
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