Mobile Workers

  • Earlier this month we hosted Finance and HR leaders in Boston for a kick-off to summer at the InterContinental Hotel. We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers and views of the Boston Waterfront on what turned out to be a beautiful summer night. Thanks to everyone who joined the Motus team for this first installment in our summer…

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  • Mobile technology has reached a tipping point in business, and for good reason. Not only has mobile adoption reached a critical mass among employees, but many businesses are finding that those employees are willing – and in some cases even eager – to leverage their own devices for business applications. While companies originally feared mobile would be more of a distraction than a benefit, they are today finding the opposite to be true.

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  • The drive to and from work can be a grind at times…endless traffic jams, road congestion or the sheer ennui of making the same journey day in and day out is enough to make the nerves jingle-jangle. We know that calming music eases anxiety, and at the same increases concentration, by lowering blood pressure, slowing down the heart rate, and reducing stress. I

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  • It’s no secret. Music is ubiquitous. Just take a glance around – no matter where you go (whether it be a subway station, to city sidewalks, to employees in their desks or cars), the majority of society, chances are, has a pair of headphones on and is listening to music or some version of it.

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  • In 2016, we are surrounded by technology that is constantly updating to meet our needs. Now more than ever, there are mobile applications that make our lives infinitely easier. Why wait for a taxi when you can simply request a personal vehicle at a reasonable fare? Why worry about paying friends back when you can immediately send payments via phone? For those in the mobile workforce industry, why waste time and risk accuracy with a manual mileage log?

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  • Life as a mobile employee undoubtedly requires lots of focus, energy, attention to detail, and patience. Whether you’re a sales rep for a large pharmaceutical company or you’re stocking shelves from one grocery store to the next, certain every day challenges are sure to surface and stifle your ability to conquer. The reality is, we now live in a society that is dictated by technology. There seems to be an app for everything nowadays, allowing for all of us to navigate through life with more at our fingertips. In a world where the workforce is becoming exponentially more mobile, employees are blessed with opportunities to stay more organized, resourceful and (perhaps most paramount), increasingly more productive in the field. Without further ado, here are five really cool applications that are absolutely essential to the mobile employee’s success.

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  • The year was 1994. 60 Minutes, Home Improvement, and Seinfeld ruled primetime TV. Parents were lining up to buy Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toys for their kids. And in Nashua, New Hampshire, a group of “young cyberspace entrepreneurs” launched a retail revolution when they generated the Internet’s first-ever secure transaction by selling a CD by Sting.

    Fast forward twenty years. Not only is e-commerce well established, but it is a key driver in broader processes of cultural transformation that some have compared to the introduction of the printing press.

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  • There’s no question that maintaining work-life balance is an important part of cutting stress and keeping your workforce healthy and happy. A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that a whopping 60 percent of Americans report work as a major cause of stress – and even more alarming – that stress is proving to have serious health effects. Workers with high job demands are 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a medical condition than those without this stressor.

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  • Even if you haven’t seen the film Office Space, you have likely lived it. The cult-classic stars Ron Livingston as Peter Gibbons, an office worker caught in an existential crisis. His work is unfulfilling, his office culture is non-existent, his workspace is little more than a prison cell. We’ve all been there at one time…

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  • Today’s mobile employees not only have a lot of distance to cover, but they also have a lot to get done when they’re not driving. With 96.2 million mobile workers – and growing – making up 60% of our workforce, it’s time for businesses to start thinking about how to help their mobile workforce succeed….

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