Hit Your Deadlines on the Go Like a Mobile Warrior
By: Jason Eisenberg Community Program Manager for Office Depot
Life moves fast and businesses move even faster, but mobile technology has given us the freedom to work wherever we want to maximize productivity, so long as there's a decent connection to the Internet.
Consider these figures:
Users spend about 5 hours per day on their mobile devices (TechCrunch)
Around 50 percent of small business are home-based firms (incfile)
Studies say approximately 72.3 percent of the total US workforce will be mobile professionals or 'non-office-based mobile workers' by 2020 (IDC)
85 percent of jobs are filled through networking (hubspot)
With over 150 million Americans as part of the U.S. workforce, according to PewResearch, the International Data Corporation (IDC) expects about 105.4 million people to be mobile workers in some form. Go to a public space that offers free Wi-Fi like a coffee shop or airport, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Consider this. You're preparing an important presentation scheduled later that afternoon and discover one or more of the following:
A massive typo on the cover page.
You’re missing 'page three'.
Your presentation is too small – it needs to be bigger!
Admit it, you procrastinated...
Whatever the reason, Office Depot's same-day services can get it "Done Right. On time. Guaranteed." All you need to do is put in your order before 2 pm to get it the same day – you can place your order in-store or online. If you don't do presentations, maybe you'll find yourself in another kind of work emergency where same-day services can make the save. With nearly 1,400 Office Depot and Office Max locations to work from, it’s your business' ace up your sleeve.
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With great mobile technology, comes great responsibility. Too many times have I relied on tech only to see it fail, later realizing it's because I didn't take care of the product properly or update the software. This is especially important for business owners who are amidst an everlasting balancing act and probably won't notice the small technical issues until it turns into a bigger problem.
Former New York Stock Exchange President Tom Farley wrote in Fortune Magazine that he owes every job he's ever had to networking. While many people network after their long day job, I like to network at co-working spaces, seminars and even the local coffee shop. I tend to find people similar to me – young (ish) and energetic, passionate, and always working on the go.
A lot of mobile workers can work from home, but choose to socialize, exchange creative ideas and expand their reach through networking. Be on the ball and you can leave a great impression at events like these by utilizing business card services, custom stationery, and most important of all, a big smile!
References and Resources: U.S. Consumers Now Spend 5 Hours Per Day on Mobile Devices - Tech Crunch 2018 U.S. Home-Based Business Statistics - incfile 2020 Mobile US Workforce Predictions - International Data Corporation 15 Surprising Stats on Networking and Face-to-Face Communication - hubspot 10 Facts About American Workers - Pew Research
All content provided herein is for educational purposes only. It is provided “as is” and neither the author nor Office Depot, Inc. warrant the accuracy of the information provided, nor do they assume any responsibility for errors, omissions or contrary interpretation of the subject matter herein.
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