For many businesses, finding ways to increase productivity is a challenge. There are so many instances that call for employees to work offsite. While this time out on the road may increase productivity or result in gains in certain areas, there is the possibility that other duties end up neglected.
Travel is one of the greatest drains on productivity. It is not unacceptable for a business owner to expect employees to work during working hours. Cell phones are often used by employees to keep track of and engage in key processes. The problem is, even the best smart device in the world has limits.
Productivity on the Go
The most obvious benefit of working on the go is an increase in productivity. If your employees have access to crucial systems and data, they can continue to perform primary duties. It is also important to consider that employees are not necessarily enthused about downtime, either. There are goals to achieve and milestones to reach. A dedicated employee will positively embrace working on the go.
With the right synchronisation of systems, your business could truly flourish. Imagine employees being able to send information and reports to a central hub instantaneously. You don’t have to wait for an employee to return to the office, as all information is shared with relevant individuals or departments within the business.
How many leads does your business lose due to the inability to process sales or other admin tasks? When you work on the go, anything is possible. Every buyer or client who expresses interest is treated the same, regardless of where you or your employees are in the world.
Taking a business trip to Dubai? That doesn’t mean your business should take a back seat. Remote working with secure access means the ability to process sales or carry out other functions without interruption. Leads are not something you can let go in a time of crisis. Having an internet connection and safe access to your systems and data is crucial when time is money.
More Family Time
It doesn’t matter if you enjoy working from home or not, seeing family and friends is important for mental health. You don’t have worry about rushing in the morning to get dressed. In fact, many home workers embrace being able to stay at home or manage their own time.
Spending time with family can elevate an employee’s mood. There is also the option of taking trips with family while still having the option of working. The at-home worker can quickly adapt to new surroundings so long as he or she has access to all the systems and processes they need.
Imagine a calamity strikes your business in such a way that most or all operations are forced to cease. COVID-19 is one such example that has devastated businesses across the United States. As part of your disaster recovery plan, working from home should be an option for all employees who do not need to be on-site.
The reaction to a crisis like COVID-19 has shown how unprepared many industries are for a pandemic or similar disaster. When you have already facilitated the ability to work from home or on the go, the impact of international and unpredictable emergencies is significantly reduced.
The bottom line? Working on the road has plenty of advantages. In an ever-changing world, remote access to crucial systems and information is the only thing that will save a business. Do not get left behind. Call ClubDrive today for a consultation with an IT management specialist.