Productivity gains, happier workforce tied to ‘New IT’: VMware research

Allowing employees to use the technology devices and applications of their choice produces a happier and more efficient workforce, according to new consumer research commissioned by VMware, Inc.

The VMware New Way of Work Study, conducted across 10 Asia-Pacific and Japan (APY) countries with employees from multi-national organizations, found that those using their own devices to complete work tasks saw significant boosts in productivity at all levels of business. This occurrence is most prevalent in Thailand (81% of respondents), India (72%), China (69%) and South Korea (68%).
In addition, more than one-third (38%) of APJ respondents believe their “on-the-job” efficiency was negatively impacted by strict corporate IT policies and that they were less productive at solving work and business problems. Also, with 71%of APJ respondents on average spending more time working outside of the office, they feel they could achieve more success at work when allowed to use their own devices and web-based applications.
Andrew Dutton, senior vice president and general manager, VMware Asia Pacific Japan, said, “The post-PC era has driven technological advances and removed technological barriers to work productivity. Enlightened businesses today recognize this and are modernizing their IT policies; as a result, they can build more effective, more agile and ultimately happier organizations.”