What effect does teleworking have on office productivity?

Nice post from our friends at iOffice about “telework,” or mobile work, or whatever you want to call it. They identify three priorities for effective telework:

  1. Maintain productivity – Companies often see a rise in productivity when they let their workers check into the office remotely, either from home or on the road. Some employees find it easier to work without distraction from co-workers, and some enjoy the benefits of using their own personal computers for work tasks.
  2. Ensure collaboration – Even if employees aren’t in the same office together, it’s important to make sure they keep working together to complete key tasks. Luckily, with the proliferation of mobile apps and cloud storage apps out there today, it’s easy for people to stay connected and work together from anywhere. Facilities managers can make sure that inside the office or out, their employees still have the right tools.
  3. Serve customers – At the end of the day, a business’ job is to serve its customers, and that remains the case whether employees are in the office or not. Facilities managers should make sure that when stationed remotely, workers are still able to deliver the same results to consumers.

And the conclusion:

Remote work has changed the concept of the office as we know it. That doesn’t mean employees should be any less productive. Thanks to the evolution of technology and the quick-thinking nature of today’s facilities managers, they won’t be.

 Which of course we at FotoNotes agree with.

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