The business world is undergoing a fundamental change that, driven by mobility and digital connections, will impact on how companies handle their travelling employees.
In particular, increased pressure on the time spent on the functions within a business is forcing employees to be able to "manage matters, regardless of location".
The arrival of Generation Z will also present other challenges to businesses, with many having a preference for working from their own devices as well as interacting through services such as messaging apps, rather than on email.
The findings are part of a wide-ranging analysis produced by Concur, based on a theory that it is calling the "on-the-go economy".
The Virtual Instanity study says the new digital mobility of employees will mean that businesses will need to overhaul how they operate.
Concur's executive vice president and general manager for EMEA, Scott Torrey, says the existing "rule book has been well and truly ripped up", with a prediction that the business world is teetering on the edge of a seismic shift".
"From coffee shops becoming the third workspace to psychologists offering on-the-go therapy sessions in bars and via Skype, we’re redefining the workplace and our role within it and shaping the future of economic output."
The report says the future for businesses of all sizes is "broad and diverse".
"This concept of OTGE will bring with it much change, at a rapid pace, meaning businesses can’t afford to be held back by outdated thinking or technology."
NB:Full report available here.