It is becoming increasingly rare for the modern office’s employees to work only from within their corporate office.
The wide availability of high-speed connections, secure corporate networking and cloud systems enables today’s office worker to perform their roles from home, public or co-working spaces or even while travelling. The improvements this has made to business operations is undeniable, with higher employee job satisfaction and productivity thanks to the reduced stress and increased flexibility of being able to work anywhere and anytime.
The right technology gives employees additional flexibility in the way they work and improves collaboration and overall productivity.
An efficient work environment accommodates the needs of each role with their required technologies, rather than everyone using the same technology which is imperfectly suited to any specific role.
By providing each of your teams with the tools they need to perform their roles effectively you can create a work culture that empowers staff to be in control of the way they work.
Employees need to be able to access, edit and share information and assets from any location. This will often involve using a mobile phone or tablet instead of a computer, so make sure your technology enables this and works seamlessly on all devices.
Base your technology around the needs of your employees and how each team needs to collaborate and share information to prevent mobile working from impacting your productivity.
Most office workers now expect mobile working opportunities from their employer, so to keep a high level of job satisfaction and retain the best talent it is vital to empower your people to work their way.