We’re all striving for a greater work / life balance, and one way employers are helping their teams achieve that goal is by switching to remote working. Cutting out the commute to the office can have a wide range of positive effects – not only does it free up your employees’ time, it can lead to lower stress levels, greater creativity and increased productivity. And on a larger scale, it can help to reduce traffic congestion and cut pollution.
Yet despite these overwhelmingly positive effects, many businesses are still hesitant to take the leap into remote working. That’s understandable of course – for decades we have been used to the classic ‘9-5 office job’ way of working and ditching this approach may seem daunting to many.
However, thanks to the latest advances in technology, we at incovo believe it’s never been easier to change to remote working. Here’s how we can help you make it happen….
Equip your team
For remote working to be successful, it’s essential each team member has the right tools. What’s more, the technology must be fast, accessible and on-demand. Think about the equipment your team will require at home – do they have a laptop for example? If so, is their internet connection reliable, and is their anti-virus software up to date?
incovo recommends: Sophos cyber security software. Sophos specialises in encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management, giving you real peace of mind that your business is protected.
Keep working on the go
The beauty of remote working is that you can essentially make anywhere your office, as long as you’ve got a laptop or mobile phone to communicate with colleagues and customers.
incovo recommends: Gamma Horizon Collaborate. It works on a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ basis (BYOD) so you can install the app on your laptop to make and receive calls. And when you’re out of the office, it will pull calls from your desk phone to your mobile. The mobile app also enables you to enjoy visual voicemail, record, transfer, hold, drop, conference and more. So wherever you are, you can get the job done.
It’s so important to keep in contact with each team member throughout the working day. Ensure they know your ‘office door is open’ and they can contact you via phone, text, email or video to discuss anything.
incovo recommends: Avaya IX Collaboration. This cloud-based team collaboration and meeting app seamlessly integrates voice, video, tasks, sharing and more into one easy to use application that you can access from anywhere.
If you’d like to find out more about incovo could help your business make the switch to remote working, call 0345 450 8400 or email email@example.com.