According to a study on the occasion of the Global Leadership Summit, 34% of businesses predict that more than one half of their employees will work remotely by 2020. One quarter of business leaders even expect the number of home workers to reach 75%.
Indeed, the professionals who were questioned stated that home-working rhymes with:
- greater employee fulfilment, thanks to more freedom in the way they organise their work.
- greater recognition, due to the trust that is placed in them.
- improved productivity, because home workers can concentrate more.
The participants in the study also mentioned reduced stress and administrative costs, higher levels of motivation, and the positive impact on teamwork. Thanks mainly to well-adapted remote collaboration tools. These tools include telepresence robots.
The reasons? Because, unlike web conferencing, video conferencing, and immersive telepresence tools, telepresence robots are flexible, and are not used for formal collaboration alone. Meeting debriefings in the corridor or constructive discussions by the coffee machine are two examples of the informal exchanges that are also part of life at the office, and can even contribute to the company strategy, but that are absent from conventional video-collaboration solutions.
Users connected to a mobile telepresence robot can move freely through space.
Mobility then becomes an additional means of expression that supplements the audio and video dimensions of video conferencing.