In the year 2019, the concept of the company office has changed dramatically. Today, an “office” is literally any location where it is most convenient for an employee to work. That office could be a person’s home, his/her car, a hotel room, a park bench or any mix of the above. Add any other locations you like and we’re talking about an endless list of places where your employees could be performing their jobs just as well as if they were in your office.
Check that. In today’s business world, most workers work better outside of your office! If you’re still operating a business that has all of its employees showing up for work at the same place and at the same time, you may want to consider some of the benefits of having out-of-office workers.
In many cases, it’s best for employees to be able to work from remote locations because they have a number of important responsibilities to juggle. Not having to come into the office helps for those responsibilities to be met. Allowing your workers to work remotely will go a long way in keeping them loyal to your company.
“Small businesses cannot always compete with larger organizations when it comes to salary and benefits, so it’s important to make the most of the advantages you do have,” writes Irma Hunkeler on RecruitLoop.com, “While endless meetings and outdated workplace practices might keep workers in larger organizations tied firmly to their desks, the agility and entrepreneurial spirit that’s alive and well in many small businesses can give employees the freedom they crave.”
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: a happy employee is a productive employee. And, in today’s world, happiness is very often derived from having a positive work/life balance. When you cut out the commute for your employees, they will save both time and money.
Naturally, this helps to improve happiness. And, as Cynthia Johnson points out on Entrepreneur.com, this leads to greater productivity. “One Stanford study found that employees who work from home are 13 percent more productive compared with their in-office counterparts,” she reveals.
Name the office supply. Everything from computers and telephones and the desks they sit on to paper, pens and note pads – you’ll save a bundle when you don’t have to supply all of your employees with these necessities. Not to mention, when your workers don’t have to come into your office to work, you don’t have to have such a big office! This translates into paying a much smaller rent.
“We’re probably preaching to the converted here but office space is expensive,” Hunkeler reminds us, “If you rent office space then you can claim some of the costs back as part of your capital allowance, but it’s still likely to be one of the biggest fixed costs your business will
With the help of MeloTel’s cloud-hosted Commercial Phone Services, you can allow each of your team members to work remotely and keep in touch with clients and co-workers simply by setting up their extensions. Learn all about it by calling us at 1-888-MELOTEL or using the Live Chat feature on our website today!
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