How many of your employees average one or more hours a day away from the firmís central location, such as on sales calls, making deliveries, working at job sites, telecommuting, etc.? (Divided by all employees)
How many of them carry cell phones, or similar mobile communications devices, when they are out-of-the-office?
Do you typically provide ALL, SOME or NONE of those out-of-the-office employees with such a device?
Does the business directly pay the charges incurred when employees use those devices; reimburse employees a flat amount monthly; reimburse employees for documented business use; or not pay for their use?
When you try to reach employees out-of-the-office, do you usually text them, call them, or send an e-mail?
Do you, personally, typically carry a cell phone or similar mobile communications device?
Would you describe that device as a smartphone, such as an I-Phone, Blackberry or Droid?
Does your smartphone have apps that let you check your e-mail?
Does your smartphone have apps that let you check new or current events?
Does your smartphone have apps that let you check directions, locations, maps?
Volume 12, Issue 8, 2012
WIlliam J. Dennis, Jr.
NFIB Research Foundation
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