Remote working is a flexible choice that today is highly sought after precisely because we have no other alternatives but now, other alternatives exist (a lot of companies now are back in offices). Remote working has always been considered a "virus" for companies, and the paradox is that today it was a virus that reversed the trend in the business context, forcing companies to adapt to change.
In fact, thanks to the global health situation, activities that today do not switch to smart working risk losing large sums of turnover. In the worst cases, they are bound to close.
Yet, innovative companies were already making use of this new way of working, precisely because it is in fact a "win-win" strategy for both business owners and employees, regardless of the conditions, in fact:
Businesses benefit from reduced overhead costs and increased productivity.
Workers enjoy a comfortable, stress-free and flexible environment.
So why do employers disagree with this particular way of working? What are the pros and cons of working remotely? What can a company do to limit its disadvantages?
4 PROS OF REMOTE WORKING
1. Employee benefits
According to researchers, there are many benefits encountered by employees who work remotely.
In addition to "physical" comfort, due to the fact that employees can choose how to customize their work environment to make it more pleasant and use the devices they prefer, there are also other advantages:
- Improvement of the balance between professional and private life
- Increased employee motivation and engagement
- Improvement of relationships between colleagues
- Improvement of the relationship with their superiors
In addition, working remotely full-time completely eliminates travel costs, with great economic savings for the employee and a much lower environmental impact!
2. Benefits for the company
But the benefits aren't just for employees. The entrepreneur who embraces agile work will also have its advantages:
Much wider catchment area of qualified professionals, who can reside anywhere in the world. This way you don't have to convince a talented professional to move to another city by offering him a higher salary or housing costs.
Salary savings: 25% of employees not currently working remotely would be willing to accept a lower salary if the company allowed them to work from home.
Increased Productivity: Remote workers are 20% more willing to work more than 40 hours a week and are 20% more productive when working on a creative project. Furthermore, 69% of teleworkers lose fewer days off work than their colleagues.
Let's see how a Cloud phone system can overcome all this, point by point.
Despite all the technological innovations of recent years, one in 3 workers defined poor communication as the biggest problem in remote work: SMS, Whatsapp and e-mail are known for the ambiguity deriving from an imperfect wording and a cloud phone system can fill this communication gap.
Moving calls from one extension to another in your company quickly and easily, without having to remember the extension and without having to interrupt the call to dial the number again.
Therefore, anyone within the company will be able to reach a specific team member in no time, even if they work from home.
4. Ease of use
Lack of familiarity with technology is often a limitation to be solved, as not everyone is able to use sophisticated remote teamwork software, but the Voxloud team has designed their Cloud phone system to be extremely easy to use.
Once the phone system is fully configured (and does not take much time), all operations can be changed and customized independently with just a few clicks through the control panel, using a web interface and even a handy desktop application (for computers with Windows operating system or even for Mac).
Are you ready for landing your business in the future?