The traditional work office has been disrupted by the growing trends of outsourcing or and remote working. With advances in technology, such as unified communications, and the shifting needs of employers, this makes sense.
Here’s how more and more workers are experiencing benefits from working remotely:
No More Commuting
By working remotely, morning and evening rush-hours become a thing of the past. Instead of starting and ending your day by pushing through traffic or rushing to catch a train, you can save time and stress by working from home.
In addition to the environmental benefit of having fewer cars on the road, there is a significant cost benefit to be considered, too. In addition to reduced travel expenses, it’s worth noting that time spent commuting is time spent not working. Removing the need for commuting, gives employees more free time, improves their quality of life, and makes for a happier, more productive workforce.
Imagine a work situation in which you don’t have to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day to be considered productive. Working remotely gives you the freedom to manage your time. In many cases, you can work when your energy levels are highest, where you are most comfortable.
People step up to challenges when they are given the opportunity to take ownership of their time and their work.
And you can complete your project and your laundry, without neglecting either.
Another benefit that many remote workers share is the ability to work without being monitored by the boss. Working remotely implies a more relaxed environment and less stress, where employees are judged by the quality and timeliness of their work, not by their ability to conform to office politics or sit at a desk.
The rise in remote working trends has increased the talent pool, since the employment of workers is no longer restricted by geographical location.
A more diverse workforce also means more choice for employers in terms of a wider range of rates offered for services.
Working remotely and associated technologies have given rise to a trend of minimizing meetings and unnecessary communications.
With unified communications and VoIP, for example, team members can collaborate via phone calls, instant messaging, conference calls, and voice messages, among other methods. Rather than scheduling time-consuming meetings that can disrupt rather than enhance productivity, the flexibility of modern communications allows workers to interact with each other quickly and efficiently from different locations.
MCG Can Show You How You and Your Team Members Can Immediately Work Remotely
Modern communication methods are making it easy to stay in touch. Individuals can remain contactable wherever they are. Whether they are in the office, on the road, or at home, co-workers, employers, and clients can contact them via the same contact details as always, independent of the communication device they are using.
Remote working is gaining popularity with both workers and employers. With technological advances, the advantages in flexibility, cost, and speed are compelling. In the years to come, more workers will disappear from cubicles, turning to remote work to provide efficient service for employers and clients. Stay current with the trend – call Michell and let us set you up to be able to have a virtual office environment.