Council staff embracing mobile working
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is demonstrating how mobile working can cuts down on costs as part of new money-saving measures.
The council is now closing offices at the weekends and allowing more staff to work from home during the week.
It is hoped that these steps will cut down on heating and lighting bills, as well as saving paper.
The council has also invested thousands of pounds in digital signature technology which will help facilitate mobile working.
Steve Sankey, the council’s acting director of business services, told councillors on the business services scrutiny committee: “The benefits are huge; from not passing as much paper around to working more quickly and efficiently.
“We want to move from passing on paper from A to B to C to doing it electronically like other organisations,” reports This is Staffordshire.
A recent study by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals highlighted that one in three workers would like the option of working from home.