Will your workforce be a hop, skip and a jump away from the office this summer?
Summer is now upon us and with it comes a calendar filled with major sporting events. People all over the world will be tuning in to see their favourite athletes push boundaries and exceed their personal best. This is the kind of innovative attitude businesses need to adopt when developing a working strategy to not only cope with the excitement and pandemonium these tournaments are sure to create, but to help their business thrive during this period.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) released a study which claims that businesses will use the Olympics to test drive remote working and hot-desking. This is an exciting prospect for businesses as the working environment approaches a new era.
There’s a change coming to the way we work. Remote working isn’t anything new, but with technology providing the right tools for the job, it will soon become the norm. However, employers must plan ahead and set guidelines which clearly explain what’s expected from employees when they're working remotely. Many businesses also find it useful to have a system in place which will accurately measure its success.
It’s believed that more than 25 million journeys take place in London alone, every single day. And you can imagine how this figure will escalate during the summer. So by implementing a flexible working system, staff can avoid the pandemonium of squeezing into that tight tube space or missing the crowded bus. Businesses will reap the glory of a happy workforce that are spending more time working and less time stuck in traffic.
Implementing this new way of working will not only engage and motivate a workforce, but also allow a business to tailor how it communicates with its customers in a cost effective manner. We have the technology needed to make remote working a reality so there's really no reason why businesses shouldn’t take advantage of the benefits offered by having a mobile workforce.