Technology has created more options and better solutions for working remotely but there are some key areas you need to consider when you are creating a mobile workforce.
We have listed 5 things below to consider when you are making your workforce mobile.
You must provide team members the right tools to perform their job effectively, in fact not doing so is a cause for great stress when done wrong.
Ensuring you have at least one of each of these tools is a great start
There are some fantastic tools out there that can fulfil most of these requirements on subscription based licenses which enable you to flex up and down the workforce without forcing the business to spend unnecessarily.
Following on from ensuring you have tools this point is to focus on ensuring you keep tight communication channels with the team. Not doing so can lead to missed opportunities and increased risk of the drift. Regular catch up calls are a great way to do this summarising what was done today, what you are doing tomorrow and if you have any issues.
Working remotely is great but it does come with security issues. Remote workers will have access to your data so you need to make sure their devices are as secure as anything in the office would be. We would recommend ensuring all devices have the following capabilities
It almost goes without saying to focus on tools and systems that are cloud based. Simply put, the cloud is another way of saying the internet, but with one slight difference: it implies using a software service. The benefits of using these systems are as follows
When selecting tools its a good idea to ensure you can integrate the tools you use every day with each other. A reason for this is when repeat a task when it can be automated, information being passed from one system to another. We all know having to copy data from place to place can cause errors, remove the need to do this.
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Date: February 17, 2020