How to get the most from your team when working remotely
- 12th November 2019
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: Office 365, Technology
Ten years ago working from home was a rare treat that was often viewed with suspicion from co-workers. Today it’s an expectation rather than a perk, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. The latest figures* show that the number of people working from home in the UK has risen from 884,000 to more than 1.54 million since 2009.
Contrary to popular belief, numerous studies have found that people who are given the freedom to work remotely are actually more productive, coming up with inspirational ideas that don’t always materialise in noisy offices. It’s also been proven time and time again that allowing employees to work from home boosts staff retention rates and overall morale.
None of this new-found flexibility would be possible without technology. Cloud based solutions make it possible for us to create, edit and collaborate on documents at any time, from any place. We can have conference calls on the train, create presentations on the go and respond to bad weather conditions without worrying about who’s going to pick up the phones. Technology has revolutionised the way we work, but many managers still struggle with the concept.
Letting staff work from home is good for business, but how can you be sure they’re not just sitting with their feet up binging on their favourite Netflix shows? And how do you keep your data safe when it’s stored on mobile devices and laptops instead of safely locked away in a filing cabinet?
Our guide tells you everything you need to know about handling a remote workforce without any stress. From people management in a digital world to making sure you have all the right security measures in place, we’ll show you how to make what’s become a global revolution work for you.
When managed correctly, remote working is great for business.
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