The world is facing an uncertain time, and unfortunately none of us know how long this crisis will last. IT companies should be able to weather the storm, but many, many businesses will not, and the time now is to decide upon a future strategy which could shield both candidates and clients from issues like this in the future.
As a company, we have been operating a remote business model for 6 years, and we know it works well. Of course, collaboration is not as easy when colleagues aren't sitting in the same office, but thankfully technology now means we can work together no matter where in the world we are.
According to research, more than 4 million people already work remotely in the UK alone.
It was also predicted that very soon, 50% of the UK workforce will have adopted some sort of remote-working routine. And, with 90% of UK employees saying they'd like to work remotely at least part time, the demand has never been higher.
So, as the popularity of remote working rises, so does your flexibility.
It's thanks to advanced technology and the digital age that we're able to work remotely as easily as we can. As long as there's a WiFi connection, you can pretty much work from anywhere: your favourite coffee shop, from your sofa, a co-working space - you name it.
Cloud software has a big part to play, too. Products like Slack and TeamViewer mean that you no longer have to be in the same building - or even country - to work on a project or hold a meeting.
There isn't a 'one size, fits all' solution for remote working, though - the way this works can varies hugely from company to company. It ultimately depends on your company culture and the type of business you're running. We have small clients who prefer remote, clients in remote locations who prefer remote, and huge global businesses who only work remotely.
So, to help you make an informed decision on whether remote working is right for your business or not, contact us and we can advise on the best steps to move forward in this new age of uncertainty.
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