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Show me the Money? Not so fast…

October 20, 2010 - 1 Comment

If you had the chance to take a job offer for more money, but not have the ability to work outside the office or accept a lower pay package and have the flexibility to work anytime, from anywhere  so you could realize a work life balance – what would you do?

The Connected World Report, released yesterday, confirms that two out of three or 66 percent of the employees surveyed around the world said they would choose the lower-paying job with more flexibility.  What is even more significant about this response is it comes during a time of great economic global uncertainty.

This research is further evidence that going to a borderless network is becoming more important as the changing dynamics of businesses and employee expectations as the global workforce becomes increasingly mobile and distributed.  Employee lifestyles, inside and outside the office, are making access to corporate and personal applications and information on any device a requirement.

This presents real challenges and opportunities for IT organizations as their end users become more extended and pervasive.  Our customers need to make the right IT buying decisions to enhance productivity and deliver competitive advantage.  From Cisco’s perspective, this understanding gives us the ability to deliver new innovations that help our customer realize these goals.

I encourage you to take a closer look at the study for some really interesting insights as the global workforce transforms and Cisco’s Borderless Network Architecture provides our customers the portfolio to support the next generation workplace.  Check out our interactive graphic for the insightful findings from the study.

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  1. I must say that you are indeed excellent with words - the way you wrote this article indeed reflects, that you are a deep thinker....i saw this quite late but i could not resist to comment.....and i do admire the catching word SHOW ME THE MONEY...Happy New year!