Working From Home
Working from Home
With the rapid spread of Coronavirus more and more people are looking to work from home to minimise contact with others and slow the spread.
Allowing more staff to work from home may not be as complicated or expensive as you may think.
Why have staff work from home?
There are some long-term benefits to having some of the work-force working from home for some of the time, especially the environmental and financial benefit of not having to travel to the office.
Allowing the staff to work from home enables more flexibility when it comes to childcare and personal issues.
Despite concerns over distractions at home and working hours, many staff are more productive when working from home and there can actually be fewer distractions at home than in the office and they also need to prove efficiency if they want to keep the benefit!
What are the considerations when increasing or introducing working from home?
Having one or two staff work from home is relatively straightforward, but increasing that number can introduce complications, particularly with internet bandwidth and performance, but also you also need to consider communication with colleagues and customers. For example, can you call from and answer the company’s calls? Can you transfer calls to and from staff at home?
The staff will also need to access company resources, like e-mail, shared files, internal computer systems (like accounts or CRM solutions).
You may have invested in secure firewalls, anti-virus software and IT policies in the office, but now you need to allow people to connect using PCs that may not have up-to date firewalls or anti-virus software.
There are so many different options for accessing and sharing resources, that deciding on the fastest and most secure and affordable solution can be a minefield.
What can Bishop Consultancy do to help?
Bishop Consultancy can help with advice on the most suitable solutions for your business and staff, as well as helping with implementation and deployment.
Whether you are concerned about slow internet, security, communication or cost, we can help and we can do most of this pretty quickly!
We can help reconfigure or upgrade your existing equipment to provide long-term remote access or we can add cost-effective solutions that can easily and affordably be removed when home working is no longer required.
We can also help getting the employees set-up at home. Making sure they have suitable internet connection, suitable hardware, suitable security (e.g. firewalls and anti-virus software etc.)
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