Picture the scenario: you’re running your business from your office just like you’ve always done, but your team are showing signs of discontent. You’ve just lost one of your most productive team members to a competitor, with their exit interview revealing that they weren’t happy about having to come into the office every single day. You can feel the beginnings of a shifting dynamic; whether you’re at work or down the pub with a hard-earned drink, people are talking about remote working.
Perhaps you’re feeling under pressure to allow your own employees to work from home (or a trendy co-working space in Bali), but you’re cautious about the impact on your business. Don’t worry – you’re not alone! We speak to entrepreneurs all day long and found that many share the same fears, so we’ve put together a few posts and resources for business owners who are considering letting their team work remotely.
The business case for remote working
Not convinced that remote working is right for you? Find out why so many other businesses are jumping ship from the traditional way of working and going remote. With 68% of millennials reporting that offering remote working would increase their interest in a job, you shouldn’t wait until your best employees decide to leave before making the change.
Is your business ready for remote working?
Feel like you’re positive about embracing remote working but a bit overwhelmed by the logistics? You might not have time to figure everything yourself, so we’ve we’ve created a simple checklist to help you establish whether or not you’re ready to go remote.
A customised remote working policy for your business
By now you’re on board with letting your team work remotely. The last task on the agenda is creating your remote working policy – a document that will help set expectations and answer any questions employees may have. We’re not going to lie – this isn’t the most fun task in the world, so we’ve made it easy for you by creating a template you can use to generate a policy document that works for your business.
Want to get the most out of your new remote working setup? Why not check out some of our other posts designed to help companies make the transition as smooth as possible:
- 5 essential tools to help you work remotely
- What it’s actually like to be a remote worker
- Why remote teams (can) work so well
- Ideas that will change the way your remote team will work
- How VoIP has made remote working easier
We’d love to hear your thoughts about remote working, whether you’re in favour of it or don’t see the big fuss. Let us know what you think in the comments below!