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Accommodating Various Work Styles In The COVID Era

This year has proven that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to work arrangements, particularly when living through a pandemic.

One thing is for certain: some form of remote working is here to stay. In fact, MobileIron’s recent survey of 1,200 workers also found that over 80% respondents never want to return to the office full-time again.

So how can company leaders accommodate what the workforce needs during these transformative times? MobileIron has categorized different personas that are emerging from the pandemic, and what these types of workers seek out of their workplace.

First, there are mixed remote-office workers who find themselves working both at home and in the office throughout the week. They are well-versed in mobile devices, but see less in-person communication which can hinder productivity.

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The one-the-go mobile employee works remotely the majority of the time, using various devices both personal and corporate-owned. Since this person also travels often, they typically struggle with unreliable connectivity and could be at higher risk for cybersecurity issues.

There are also the office workers who work in the office full-time, but could have the ability to work from home if they wanted to. 

Lastly, there are front-line workers such as medical professionals, grocery store clerks and similar positions who have little to no ability to work remotely.

With each category being vastly different in what they do, mobile security is usually the least of their worries. However, data breaches and phishing attacks have become increasingly more common, which is why companies across all industries need to make an effort to protect their employees from security threats.

ABOUT Aayat Ali
Aayat Ali

Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based out of Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

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