For today’s knowledge worker, the ultimate technology euphoria is complete mobility and ubiquitous data access.
Since we live in a knowledge economy, great work can happen anywhere. Mobility enables this. Place our teams around the world, give us access to cloud collaboration tools and we will asynchronously move business forward; meeting when we have to, but collaborating at all times.
By in large, Millennials seek to be a part of companies that share this belief; who don’t bind people to their desks or to a clock, but instead focus on accountability for accomplishing what needs to be done. They recognize that the next great companies are using productivity tools to empower employees to work free of location and time constraints.
While freedom to roam and productivity unrestricted by place or time is key, data and connectivity must apply to all locations and all devices seamlessly. The user experience and applications we are using need to be consistently reliable and secure across platforms.
With user experience at the center of utility, today’s business executives seek to lead organizations where duplication is part of the past, while productivity and innovation are the focus of the future, and where mobility is a key component to setting the team free to do more.
In 2014, mobile is instinctive. More and more people seek to be free to be productive. We ask businesses to untie the strings represented by the business-as-usual way of doing things in order to allow us to produce greater results. Mobile is no longer a dream for organizations of any size. It is the here and now.
Smart organizations and fast companies are embracing mobile to put the best teams in the most opportune position to deliver better results than expected.
Ubiquitous access to data is a not a Millennial thing, it’s a “Get it done” revolution. And mobility makes it so.
This post was originally featured on IBM “A Smarter Planet Blog” and can be found here.
Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. From Big Data to IoT to Cloud Computing, Newman makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology projects, which leads to his ideas regularly being cited in CIO.Com, CIO Review and hundreds of other sites across the world. A 5x Best Selling Author including his most recent “Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy,” Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago Native and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future.