Due to recent events concerning the coronavirus, a lot of businesses have been forced into choosing remote working for their staff. We are lucky that, today, there is technology available which can help to support your business and your employees through this difficult time.
Here we take a closer look at remote working and how to pick the best IT support and telecommunications options for your business.
The Benefits of Remote Working
Putting the challenges we all face with coronavirus aside, there are a wide range of benefits in embracing remote working for your business.
The first is that it delivers a great deal of flexibility which means employees are able to not only work from home but also from anywhere in the world.
This in itself brings stronger collaborative processes into the mix for your business. Employees don’t have to be tied to their desk at work and this can certainly help improve productivity across the board. Remote working can help businesses reduce operational costs and even cut down the amount of hardware and support that is needed within the office environment.
Businesses that offer remote working are also likely to have access to a greater pool of talent, especially from those staff members who want to work for a company that offers enough flexibility. For employees, not only can remote working reduce travel costs and allow them to organise their time more efficiently, it ensures they remain connected and engaged in the processes of the business and can build their careers.
Tips for Getting Your Remote Working Solutions Right First Time
Communication is vital for any business and getting the mix right if you are going to start using remote working is important. The first thing you need to ascertain is which employees are going to be suitable for remote working.
The next stage is picking the appropriate communication tools. For example, at FutureTel, we are partnered with Mitel®, one of the leading communications companies in the world today. We can help you set up a system that not only works for your office but allows you to put in systems that perfectly connect employees when they are operating remotely.
For many businesses, a switch to remote working can mean a significant cultural change. It often means moving from a time-based notion of work (how many hours someone has been in the office) to a more output or productivity-focused approach.
That could mean, for example, trusting staff organise to their day and pushing the focus to the completion of tasks and meeting deadlines rather than individuals being at their desk at a certain time or for set hours a day.
This is made easier once your business has picked the right software for those who are given the option to work remotely. Services need to be intuitive and add value to your operation, improving productivity while keeping everyone connected. There is plenty of choice out there today and practically any business can take advantage of this technology.
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Remote working may have been forced upon many businesses over the last few weeks but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many will find that it delivers some excellent advantages, not least giving employees the flexibility they are looking for while still being connected directly to the main office.
If you want to understand how you can make the most of any remote working options that are available today,