A Preliminary Study of Risk Assessment of Mobile Workers for Improvement of Work-Life Balance
The way work is carried out has changed in the last couple of decades. Mobile workers are increasingly becoming the norm for many enterprises. With the benefits of productivity and cost-effective labor, more and more companies/enterprises are having employees work outside of office premises. According to Strategy Analytics reports on Mobile Workforce, the global mobile workforce is set to increase to 1.87 billion in 2022, accounting for 42.5% of the global workforce. However, with the workers remaining outside of the office perimeter and with the increasing daily security threats, mobile workers present various risks to enterprises. Mobile workers themselves are also associated with risks due to changes in their working environment. Therefore, it is imperative that enterprises understand and address the challenges associated with mobile workers. This paper discusses a risk assessment of Mobile Workers in an enterprise. So far, 20 different risks are extracted via a literature review of past research and surveys on mobile workers and the mobile workforce.
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