Tips for Flexible and Remote Workers

Today more and more businesses are seeing the benefits of offering their employees flexible working opportunities. With improved staff productivity, extended availability and reduced business downtime, flexible working can offer a number of advantages for both your staff and your business.

 

To help you get started we’ve put together our top tips to enable your workforce to stay connected and productive, at home or on the go….

 

  1. Communication

Agree with your employees how you are going to communicate and when they will be available. Set expectations around reply times to messages and working hours.

 

  1. Meetings

Keep up regular web-video meetings with your remote workers. These meetings are key to a connected and productive team.

 

  1. Pick up the phone

Even if you have a detailed email, it is still easy to misunderstand written messages. Don’t forget to pick up the phone regularly to ensure all messages between your staff are clear and understood.

 

  1. Mobile printing

It is essential to set up mobile printing options for your remote workers. Mobile printing will allow your employees to connect and use various printing services using their own devices.

Mobile printing can  be more cost effective  for your business, improve your print queues and it can still be as secure as printing from within the office.

 

  1. Keep a schedule

Have a way of communicating what all of your team are working on, this way you can all help each other to meet deadlines and learn from each others work

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This post was written by Anwen Haynes

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