SmarTek21 Productivity and Collaboration services offer design, migration, implementation, and support expertise to ensure these business-critical tools become and remain vital factors in the success of your business. Whether your teams are distributed, you’re adopting a new business model, or your industry demands complex security requirements, SmarTek21 can help your build a modern workplace that encourages productivity, engagement, and collaboration, and which ultimately results in competitive advantage for your business.
Enabling the Remote Workforce
The trend towards enabling workers to do their jobs from home has been on an upward trajectory for years. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations to embrace remote and distributed workers, thus accelerating the trend. Even once the world gets back to normal, there is no denying that the “new normal” will include a much greater degree of work-from-home flexibility. This trend does indeed come with many benefits, including:
- Financial savings. Many cost savings come with managing a remote workforce, such as lower occupancy fees, utilities and office supplies. According to a Stanford study, a company can save about $2,000 per year per employee who works from home.
- Increased productivity. Virtual collaboration tools allow remote employees to collaborate as if they’re in the same conference room. Employees can use forms of virtual communication in the workplace, such as video conferencing, as well as email, instant messages, and the telephone. Workers are more likely to work in excess of 40 hours a week if they’re working from home, and they also take fewer sick days. Employees working together across various time zones are more likely to achieve success if they’re able to collaborate from home. Business hours increase with more flexibility. Furthermore, business will continue as usual regardless of weather conditions that could limit productivity due to hazardous driving conditions.
- Better recruitment opportunities. You can select from the top-qualified candidatesaround the globe for a position if you’re open to managing a remote workforce. Instead of limiting your recruiting opportunities to those who are willing to relocate and those able to make the daily commute, you can focus on hiring the best-qualified candidates without worrying about any geographic restrictions.
- Higher retention rates. Remote workers report higher job satisfaction rates and a better work-life balance. Fewer employees who work from home quit, and they also tend to eat healthier and have lower stress levels.