|Sam Del Rowe|
Although workforces are becoming increasingly mobile-savvy, they are hampered by outdated processes, according to a report by portfolio and work management software provider Changepoint. The company surveyed more than 800 global project managers, executives, and IT professionals in order to develop a better understanding of how mobile technologies have shaped today’s workforce.
95 percent of respondents reported using mobile technologies for work related tasks, with 35 percent indicating that they bring three to four devices with them to work. Additionally, the study identifies an “epidemic of multitasking,” with 97 percent of team members allocated to more than one project, and 62 percent of managers responsible for four or more projects. Furthermore, 83 percent of respondents say that their organization tracks time. Of those that do not, 81 percent said they would if it were easier.
“We use our smartphone to check the weather, confirm flight info, read the news, call an Uber, or order coffee,” said Eric Bergman, vice president of product management at Changepoint, said in a statement. “Mobile is second nature but some of the most agile, tech-forward businesses still use spreadsheets and paper to collect business-critical data despite its impact on staffing and project decisions.”