Mobile working is now a mainstream part of many companies’ “flexible working” programmes and has created a new breed of business travellers, according to new research from Regus, the global workspace provider.
Regus polled over 2,700 professionals in the UK and 65% reported that they are now required to work more on the move than in the past, often due to the international nature of their business. Over a fifth (21%) of domestic firms in the UK reported in Regus’ previous survey that they intend to expand overseas in the next two years.
Nearly half of respondents in the poll (48%) noted that when they visit a city on business, they find themselves having to look for a professional space to go and work.
Celia Donne, Regional Director at Regus, says: “Today, more than one billion people globally work on the move and our new research shows just how mainstream mobile working has become. Professionals want to work smarter and more productively, whether travelling in the UK or abroad. For many firms working on the move is part of everyday life and travellers are becoming more demanding.”