Is it Necessary?
Many offices spend time and money to make their offices productive. Employers want to stay efficient, and to do so they often place their focus on the workplace thus making remote work unnecessary. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that this is not necessarily the wrong approach, but that enabling employees to work remotely may have its own benefits. The needs of businesses across different industries vary, of course, but those businesses that had a backup plan in place for a situation like this have been able to adapt better. This answers our main question: it may not be necessary for everyone at all times, but having it as an option let’s your business have a plan for times like these. This might change the way business owners think about having remote capabilities, whether only as a backup option or as a viable alternative to traditional cubicles.
Of course, it does no good to patch something together at the moment it is needed. There should be a clear plan of action to follow for working remotely should it become necessary. Employees may need time off, there may be an emergency, or the physical office space may be temporarily unavailable. It is important to have the necessary equipment. This means having machines that support remote connections, such as the Pro versions of any Windows Operating System, and a VPN enabled to your network. It is critical that these are configured in a way that is both functional and secure. The best way to ensure this is to consult someone that is familiar with IT equipment and network configuration.
What’s Right for You?
The only person that can give you the best advice for your business is someone that knows your firm inside and out. Whether this is the owner, internal IT staff, or an external consultant, someone should take an in depth look at the workflow and equipment to see if remote work is a viable option. If so, determine if remote work would be best implemented on a regular basis or only as a failsafe. These are the things that need to be looked at before you decide on whether or not to invest time and money on remote capabilities.
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