Working from home or remote working is currently the big thing in business. Some people absolutely love it. They are happier working where and when they want. It makes them more productive and less likely to leave.

However, have you stopped to consider the downside of remote working? The negative elements for your business and people? While many employees are happy to work from home using video calls and collaborative software to stay connected, there are a few who find the whole experience isolating. When this happens, it can quickly lead to a drop in motivation and happiness. It can even change the culture within your business. This can lead to performance issues which may be trickier to spot.

At the other extreme, some employees will become more susceptible to burnout as they struggle to draw a line between work and personal time. That change in environment is extremely important.

Whilst you want your team to be happy and fulfilled in their roles, there are also some practical considerations you need to make for your business. Such as the cost of remote working, Does everyone have the right tools for the job for example laptops and phones? Do you need to spend twice – giving people a home set up and investing in hot desks for the office?

One of the most important things to consider is putting in place full cyber security protection wherever someone is working. This is where your IT partner can help you stay safe and potentially save money.

If you would like any advice or suggestions on this topic, don’t hesitate to get in touch!



Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.