Optimise Remote working
In recent years work life has become more flexible with more staff choosing to work from home rather than make the commute to the office each day. Although it may not work for those that lack motivation and prefer the routine of daily life in the office, remote working is an appetising concept for the business man or woman. But is it for you and how can you optimise remote working?
Remote working – is it the answer?
Remote working can be less costly as your wardrobe will be far less sophisticated if you’re working from home. No power dressing required, and the cost of coffees and lunches at work are no longer a drain on your finances. You can work at your own pace and you don’t have to commute to work each day. The obvious advantages to this are that you’re no longer paying transport costs, or battling your way through early morning and evening traffic.
Sick days can be costly to both you and your employers, but if you work from home you can continue to keep on top of emails and current projects remotely as and when you feel able.
Technology has made the concept of remote working a definite reality, rather than a dream that only a few can afford to consider. Smart phone technology and tablets have brought the office into our home. Some may not see this as a good thing, but for those looking for more flexibility it’s often the answer that they have been looking for. Emails can be accessed via a smart phone so nothing gets past you regardless of wherever you are.
Mobile data now provides the speed to connect with work colleagues both here and abroad easily and efficiently. Mobile data is also available in many other countries too, so wherever you are, you have the power to deliver on all pressing tasks. Videos, images and sophisticated documents can be uploaded and sent quickly, offering superior security and protection so your information is always safe. With VoIP having now become a robust mainstream technology, you can even answer your office phone and make calls as if you were in the office.
Remote working: easier and more enjoyable
Tablets and notebooks make working remotely less cumbersome too. If you’re on a train or on a plane, you can easily keep up with work.
If required it is also possible to work remotely whilst at the site of an important client.
With the provisions of online storage you have the benefit of accessing documents from any pc, anywhere in the world.
Is remote working not for you?
Remote working may not be for everyone as the work home life loses it’s divide. Some may always prefer regular hours and an official end to the working day which the office offers.
Flexible work, flexible lives
For those looking for flexible working hours and time out of the office, remote working offers many benefits. Many will be thankful of the technological progress that has made this possible. We have technology that is improving and evolving constantly to provide us the means to communicate globally like never before. Tablets, smartphones, netbooks and mobile data make remote working seem almost a doddle. Learn to multitask effectively and you could make your working life more bearable by working remotely.
Speak to Bean IT about the IT options available to you to facilitate remote working.