Working from home: Can your business manage it?
The vast majority of small and micro businesses these days have flexible workforces. Adverse weather conditions such as heavy snow should not impact the efficiency of any business. Working from home is now much easier with cloud computing (such as Office 365) and VoIP phone systems.
There are many ways that modern ‘Tech’ can help your business when your staff can’t physically get into the office. You just need the right infrastructure in place.
With the right technology backing a flexible working policy, the gains for a company are huge. These range from increased productivity to a happier, more engaged workforce.
With video chats, conference calls, VoIP phone systems, and wireless internet, we can constantly stay connected as though we were sitting in our office rather than at home.
Saving time spent travelling to and from work (especially during adverse weather) can have a significant impact on productivity. The flexibility that cloud based collaboration tools such as the ability to access documents and databases enables increased collaboration within a workforce.
For those worried about data security, in the cloud it is not an issue. Office 365, for example, has built-in security and continuous compliance so small businesses can focus on the right things. You always know where your data is and who has access to it. You can also remotely wipe all data if a mobile device is lost.
Cloud computing makes it possible for small businesses to harness new technology.
So, the next time snow causes travel chaos, your business’s efficiency should not be affected.
To find out more about how Office 365 or VoIP systems could enhance your business, call the V12Tech Team on 0330 445 0051 or find out more by visiting us at https://www.v12tech.co.uk.