A blog and SlideShare presentation on the efficiencies that can be unlocked with remote working
Some people equate remote and flexible working with “working from home”, once a euphemism for a duvet day where you check in by phone to keep up appearances. Maybe that trick worked in the 80s. But today, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
A potent trio of regulatory change, broadband access, and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) have enabled the Millennial Generation, their Gen X parents, and even working Boomers to remain productive and fulfilled no matter how far they are from the office. 4 million British people already treat their kitchen table or the coffee shop as a viable office; another 20 million+ are entitled to ask for the same privileges.
But a decision to allow remote working should never be based on whether the employee thinks they deserve it or not. It’s a business decision, and like any other, it deserves a business case. How much you’ll save. How much you’ll profit. And by all means use other, less concrete measures like employee happiness; these increase productivity and efficiency, too.
But in the end, most businesses make decisions based on hard numbers. So let’s outline and explore five of the key efficiencies to look for in a remote worker, with this SlideShare presentation.
So if you want efficiency from your remote workers, first understand that flexible working isn’t a nice-to-have, or an employee perk. It’s a business strategy. By stripping out the countless distractions of the modern open-plan office building, it lets employees do more of what they do best. Which is, after all, the part you’re paying them for. Don’t you think it’s time you looked at Arkadin?