How tablets aid the transition to agile working

It is estimated that, by 2019, over 59 million mobile tablet units will be in use.

The trend of using tablets in business has increased significantly over recent years, with more and more of us using them in our day to day working life. They’re mobile and flexible, and have the ability to assist with a range of professional tasks – from content creation to order processing.

In major cities, designated desks for staff are slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past and hot-desking is becoming an ever-regular sight in offices. One of the driving forces for this is often space, which can be in short supply.

If you can create a workstation for multiple people, where in the past only one person would have sat, the same space becomes much more cost effective. Tablets help to reduce desk space and, when placed into a holder – like those offered by Durable UK – can be used for long periods of time just like a standard PC.

The rise of agile workspaces is also helping to encourage greater communication between staff. Meeting rooms are being replaced by collaboration areas which allow different teams and departments to work together on projects, improving professional relationships and understanding within the business. Providing tablets in collaboration areas enables staff to write up ideas, check facts and create documents without leaving the space.

As such, the use of tablets in the office can massively aid the transition to agile working.