Half of all Swiss employees would be able to perform their work on a mobile basis. A study carried out by Deloitte reached this conclusion. According to the same study, freelancing is a current trend. 25 percent of all Swiss working-aged people pursue project-based, temporary work and the more mobile and independently they work, the less important classic offices become. In their place, home offices and co-working and cloud-working structures are gaining in importance. However, they function only with high-performance information and communications technologies that can be used at any location.
Work Smart initiative
More than 150 Swiss companies have signed the Work Smart initiative since 2015 and have committed themselves to promoting flexible workspace models. Sunrise is one of them. Most of these companies make it possible for their employees to work from home or in co-working spaces. The specialists at Deloitte who carried out the study agree that freelancers offer companies greater flexibility and lower costs. That is especially important for start-ups, which often only need special expertise for specific projects. However, freelancers also give SMEs the chance to bring additional knowledge to their companies without increasing fixed costs by co-working or cloud-working, for instance.
Flexible use of co-working
Co-working designates a collaboration among freelancers and smaller start-ups from a wide range of sectors. They usually rent working space in larger, open rooms and either work independently and share only the infrastructure or push temporary innovative projects forward together. To do so, they rent co-working spaces. Most co-working offices can be rented for a daily, weekly, or monthly rate. In some shared offices, people have their own desk with a postal address and phone, and in others they choose a new spot every day. Rental costs usually include a desk as well as (fair) use of WLAN, a kitchen, conference room, and printer.
Many tasks can be performed more efficiently and quickly by experts in the global community. In the cloud, employees can work together with a virtual team of service providers and documents and follow changes live. They can also monitor, inspire, and help one another. That is how crowdsourcing increases processing speed, quality, flexibility, scalability, and diversity at reduced costs. But be careful: Consumer cloud solutions carry risks.
Here’s how Unia benefits from simple and efficient practices thanks to Sunrise’s Unlimited Mobile Workplace.
Technik Partner AG
Modern, location-independent working is now a reality for Technik Partner AG employees thanks to the Sunrise Unlimited Mobile Workplace.