Mobile devices hit the mainstream, and your workforce

Why be tied to your desk if you have portability?
By Ian Turnbull
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/02/2006

It often seems they proliferate faster than one can keep track of them. Cellphones, camera phones, smart phones, personal digital assistants, pocket PCs, handheld PCs, portable media centres — it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed.

As mobile technology continues to thrive in the marketplace — and the workplace — the need is growing for human resources to anticipate issues arising in terms of how they change the way Canadians work and play. These issues include work-life balance concerns, privacy questions and perhaps the most basic question of all: why even bother with them?

Slow uptake