Treasa Doran, head of commercial management for Vodafone Business, spoke to Siliconrepublic.com about the challenges and benefits of enabling a smart and flexible workplace.

“One of these key trends that we’ve identified around digital skills is flexible working,” said Treasa Doran, ahead of a Vodafone Smart Roadshow event in Cork.

“In research that we recently conducted, we found there’s a huge appetite amongst employees to want to have flexible working arrangements. So companies need to adopt technology that will allow their employees to take advantage of this trend and to actually work remotely.”

The Vodafone Smart Roadshow is delivering a series of breakfast workshops for small businesses around the country. The next stop is Limerick on 3 April.

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Words by Elaine Burke