Making sure working from home is a productive and maintainable model for your business takes thought and preparation. As many businesses found during the UK’s national lockdowns, maintaining business continuity and minimising the disruption of moving to WFH takes more than simply enabling remote access.
- It makes remotely managing teams and workflows possible
You can’t manage a team or track progress with lengthy email chains. Whilst there’s no alternative that will truly replace face-to-face mentoring and leadership, effective remote management is possible with the right systems and tools.
- It enables collaboration for your workforce
If you want your staff to collaborate as effectively outside the office as they can within it, you’ll need a way to facilitate the sharing of ideas. Investing in an IT infrastructure that is WFH-ready ensures your employees have access to the messaging, communication, filesharing, and task assignment tools they need to collaborate and succeed.
- It restores visibility to your business
If your business isn’t equipped for remote teams then you lack visibility of what happens outside of your on-site infrastructure. Keeping track of your business when your staff are working from home is possible with the advanced analytics and metrics platforms currently available for businesses like yours. If your IT and connectivity infrastructure isn’t WFH-ready utilising them will be challenging at best.