Gartner Research

Best Practices for Remote and Mobile Work

Published: 03 January 2014

ID: G00250743

Analyst(s): Jack Santos

Summary

How does mobility change the way we work and manage? What are the implications of these new work practices? What specifically must you do to be more effective in an age of anytime/anywhere work?

Table Of Contents

Synopsis

Analysis

  • What Is "Work"?
  • Work in a Mobile World Affects Rules of Interaction
    • The Office Disagreement
    • The Meeting Aside
    • Picking a Channel
    • Work-Life Balance
  • Mobile Work Consequences
    • A Need for Personal Space
    • Awareness of a Distracting Personal Workspace in a Virtual Setting
    • Increased Employee Responsibility
    • A Need for Emphasis on Connectedness and Collaboration
  • Avoid the "How Is It Going?" Trap
  • Promote Social Interaction When Possible
  • Help Colleagues and Subordinates Prioritize
  • Make Your Meetings "Thought Leader" Meetings

Conclusion

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