Australia is a global remote work leader


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 22 August, 2023

Australia is a global remote work leader

Australia is leading other markets in terms of the IT investments needed to support hybrid and remote work, new research from enterprise mobility provider SOTI suggests.

Australian organisations have seen the biggest increase in employees working out of the office (48%) in the last 12 months compared to the global organisations covered by the research.

Meanwhile, Australian organisations are more likely to have experienced an increase in the size of IT teams (63%), the research found. The conditions that best support remote work, such as varying start and finish times and the option of a four-day week, are most likely to be place in Australia (56%) compared to markets like the USA (48%), France (30%) or Mexico.

But improvements still need to be made to better support remote and hybrid work among Australian employees, according to SOTI VP of Sales for APAC Michael Dyson.

“Australia is a unique market for work today. We are more mobile, often more remote — due to the vast distances between population centres and since the pandemic — and benefit from more flexible working conditions compared to other global markets,” he said.

“While many Australian organisations have taken impressive strides to embrace flexible and remote work, without first establishing a strong foundation for effective device management, implementing numerous technologies to support hybrid environments can place a real strain on businesses.”

Dyson noted that it is becoming increasingly important for Australian organisations to both invest in the technology required to support hybrid work environments and in the processes that ensure remote work is both seamless and secure.

“Failure to do so could lead to potential cybersecurity risks, compliance issues and complete loss of productivity,” he said.

Image credit: iStock.com/SDI Productions

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