You may not have noticed but are you beginning to feel that you are working from home more and more? Are you surprised given the rise in mobiles, tablets, social networks and the multitude of online services now available? Most if not all are always on and accessible from pretty much any location, making the traditional desk based job a distant memory.
In fact many employees (79%) that took part in a recent survey feel it is inevitable that work will encroach on home life if things continue to develop as they are.
So what’s some of the positives of this new found work from anywhere way of life? Well as a business if you are ready to harness new technologies and be flexible with staff you might well increase productivity. It is believed around 72% of people who work from home feel more productive than those sat at a desk. Of these around 50% feel they work better outside of traditional office hours for a multitude of reasons one of which is more family time.
So what’s driving the changes in businesses and are you missing out by not adopting new technology? Some of the services and systems that are behind this current trend are:
- Cloud computing – access your data and applications from anywhere
- More devices – mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops
- Social media – numerous ways to network and exchange information
- Mobile apps – access systems and data on the go
- Collaboration tools – meet face to face with team members or clients from anywhere
Workplace boundaries are beginning to be broken down and you can make more of your existing resources than ever before.
If you would like to discuss how to adopt some of these technologies we can provide a full requirements review for your business.
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