Flexible Working - How to use technology to offer your employees a more flexible way to work
How to use technology to offer your employees a more flexible way to work
As technology has advanced, working from home has become a viable option for a lot of businesses. Employers who strike the right balance — making flexible work arrangements as accessible as possible through technology whilst also cultivating a thriving office culture, will succeed in attracting and retaining top talent. And for those employers worrying about a loss of productivity, then fear not - a recent Stanford University study showed that employees who work from home were 17% more productive, had 50% less turnover and were importantly happier overall.
Microsoft says 37% of the global workforce is now mobile and 41% of employees spend more time away from their desks than they did two years ago. Below we take a look at how organisations can embrace simple and easy to set up technology to offer the flexibility teams are now demanding.
Five applications to help you manage your remote teams
Office 365 – Office 365 is designed to help you achieve more. With a seamless experience across your devices, Office 365 empowers your employees to work with familiar tools in new ways – anytime, anywhere.
Slack – Brings all your team’s communication together, giving everyone a shared workspace where conversations are organised and accessible. It helps staff stay connected to one another across remote offices and remote teams.
Microsoft Teams – Collaborate, communicate in the moment and keep everyone in the know. Stay connected with chat, calls, and meetings within your team and in private or small group conversations. Schedule and join online Skype meetings with HD video, VoIP, and dial-in audio conferencing options. Share your files, apps or desktop in online meetings.
Skype for Business – Getting your team together is as easy as sharing a link, professional online meetings built for businesses.
Autotask Workplace – Security, mobility and collaboration enterprise-grade File Sync & Share (FSS) solution purpose-built for business.
If you want to know more about creating forward-thinking IT environments, geared up for remote and flexible working where you don’t need to be constrained by your location, then get in touch with CT today.
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