Years ago, nine to five used to really mean nine to five. But not anymore.
Employees are now expected to work for longer periods than their contracts would suggest, clocking up a lot more hours than was once the norm.
This was certainly clearly shown by recent research which took a look into the weekly hours of over 1000 employees and employers across the world. 70% of bosses had an understandably relaxed approach toward staff onsite office hours which was most likely due to the workers themselves claiming to dedicate around twelve hours a day in work mode.
Before even getting into work, employees spent an average of 45 minutes working before they even reached the office at 8:21am, and after leaving at 5:47pm, didn’t finish working until 7:19pm.
This obviously shows that there is a lot of mobile working taking place when in the home or out in public. The majority of this work was in the area of emailing and making calls.
Wouldn’t it be great if employees also had the option to work on files remotely that were located on their office computers, though?
Well, if their employers were to adopt a centralized cloud storage system which their staff could access from any location outside of the office, this could become a reality. Cloud storage isn’t just practical for everyday use, but is great for when employees may be on business and aren’t within driving distance of the office to complete urgent pieces of work.
In the future we may not only see a continuation of these longer working hours, but may also see a diminishment in ‘in office hours’ due to the growing popularity of cloud storage that is set to take over.