What percentage of your workforce operates remotely on a regular basis?
A third? Half? Nearly everyone?
Regardless of your answer, there’s no denying that there’s been a surge in hybrid roles. Reports show that 60% of people have worked from home at some point in the last year and each one was expected to learn a new set of digital skills.
For some, this was an isolating experience. For others, it unlocked a new layer of freedom; allowing them to benefit from autonomy like never before.
The Ongoing Demand for Remote Work
Even if you’ve beaten the odds in persuading employees to come back to the office full-time, it won’t be without resistance.
Every day, you’ll be fielding requests that allow employees to operate on a schedule that works for them:
- “Can I take a working holiday?”
- “Is it possible for me to work from home this week?”
- “Can I attend the meeting from a hotel?”
It can be a little discouraging for a leader determined to rebuild team dynamics, but… don’t worry. It’s not all bad and can have a positive impact on your business development.
Your Responsibility to Provide Remote Working
Due to the pandemic, employees have come to the steadfast realisation that their job won’t collapse entirely if they work remotely for a day.
So, why not grant them the odd request?
You certainly have access to the technology to do so, with platforms like:
All offering their assistance. These systems combined with integrated cloud computing can bring you into an elevated technological future – where wastage is eradicated and efficiency is at an all-time high.
The Benefits of Remote Working for Leaders
Remote working is multi-beneficial.
Not only will it accelerate your digital transformation goals (by teaching employees much needed skills), but it will also:
- Allow your team to maintain a work-life balance.
- Boost employee satisfaction and talent retention.
- Ensure productivity remains at a suitable level.
Going forward, then, you need to start facilitating your team’s request for a flexible schedule in your long-term business development strategy.
You need the best technology in place.
How to Design A Strong Remote Workplace in 2023
When your employees are split between the office and their homes, there’s a clear first priority.
You have to promote effective communication across your organisation.
This can be done in a multitude of ways. Software options like Microsoft 365 can offer:
- live chat
- file sharing
- cloud computing
- email organisation
- data backups
Each of these can be used to your advantage and bring you into the digital age. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?
Start to Embrace Remote Working with Keytech
Whatever your personal feelings on remote working, employees are desperate for the freedom it provides.
As a leader, you need to embrace the systems that can help you run an efficient workplace… no matter where your team members are.
Keytech, an IT provider in Leeds, can help. Book a discovery call or ring 0113 531 5400 to see how we can unlock your potential, together.