Technology trends driving flexible work habits – Business Plus

Samsung Ireland’s Ide O’Brien discusses the increased use of technology to facilitate new flexible function habits in Ireland.

As we leave the particular height of the pandemic, it is clear that the way we work has changed irrevocably. Technologies has been at the forefront of this change, making it easier for people in order to work more flexibly than ever before.

The tech advancements we’ve seen over the last two years has been astounding. They enabled workers to adapt once the pandemic hit but also, as our habits changed, the technology grew with us. Our brand new flexible work needs are being met through great innovation at record speeds.

Samsung recently conducted research into these new flexible work habits, with a survey of 554 Irish adults. Almost half the respondents (46%) stated that they cannot function without their smartphone device. The accelerated reliance on smartphones for work has created an increased demand with regard to technology that can allow for flexible working.

Galaxy Z Fold3 came to the market last year and features brand new productive job features plus an expansive 7. 6inch screen, providing users with the ability to use more apps in the one time and overall enhance their smartphone experience.

It was revealed that one in nine Irish adults are more likely to operate on-the-go since the outbreak. As commuting to offices returns, there has been an increase in checking emails, watching our favourite TV shows on-the-go or making phone calls while away from the particular desk.

Coming out top of the research was the demand regarding reliable WiFi, with three out associated with four people in the survey sample saying they need a stable connection for do the job. We have seen strides in this area with the National Broadband scheme, but also with the acceleration of 5G across the country. All the latest Samsung smartphones are enabled for 5G and can hopefully help those in the most rural parts of the country work in addition to play along with a stable link.

Flexible working has become a lot more prominent as we emerge from typically the pandemic, such as this increased demand for flexible start times and a more flexible approach to days in often the office or at home. According to the research, more than half (56%) of respondents either want to embrace a hybrid working model or deliver the results more flexibly.

It’s interesting to see that attitude towards the return to office differ between generations. Only 5% regarding 18-24 year olds want to return in order to the office fulltime, with 81% wanting to accept a cross model. This sentiment is important intended for companies to note as they look to hire new talent.

Employers will be looked upon to provide more versatile working opportunities, and the way to support this will be technology. Factors to take into consideration include security, connectivity and productivity. A well performing tech gadget can help with these challenge areas and provide security for employers.

+ Ide O’Brien (pictured) is usually Head involving Marketing MX at Special Ireland. (Pic: Steve Weldon)