Everyone is working remotely these days. Knowledge workers, client service workers, coders, even professionals like lawyers and doctors, are doing business outside the traditional office setting. A Stanford University study found remote work yielded tremendous productivity gains – a 20% increase, in fact. But without the right infrastructure, productivity can actually drop. What does your business need to do to ensure your remote workers are supported for maximum productivity?
- Document Accessibility/Findability: Remote workers need to reference a variety of documents. Data on paper documents isn’t easily accessed or shared. But if those paper documents are converted to electronic format via an imaging program, distributed team members can locate the information they need, with electronic speed. And you can be confident that sensitive data is accessible only by authorized users.
- Personal Lockers: There are times that remote workers need to come in to the office. But no one comes to the office empty-handed. Remote workers without assigned desks or private offices need a place to stash their stuff. Secure lockers provide remote workers with safe storage for their personal items, letting them focus on work instead of hunting for a place for their bags, lunches, and electronic devices.
- Technology Storage: If you’re providing laptops and cell phones to your remote teams, the nature of your business may require a high degree of security for that distributed electronic equipment. Portable technology storage like the Intellerum line of products keeps the equipment safe in off-site locations, and keeps devices powered up and ready for your remote teams to use.
Increased productivity is just one of the benefits of a remote workforce, benefits which have a direct positive impact on the bottom line. Employee satisfaction and retention are improved, with a resulting reduction in recruiting and onboarding costs. Sick days are reduced, keeping workflows on track.
Most impressive are the real estate savings: $10,000 per employee, per year, as reported in Forbes. With such a quantifiable benefit, remote working is here to stay. Make sure your distributed workforce has the right productivity tools, and watch your profits grow.
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