Remote teams are fast becoming a normal setup for Company working environments and the amount of new businesses following this trend is growing rapidly with around 80% of work contracts including flexible working arrangements (flexjobs).
Remote work is when a member of your team works outside of a traditional office environment. This could be at home, in a coffee shop, CoWorking Space or some other flamboyant location of their choice with Internet access.
Remote workers are also known as Telecommuters, Virtual Staff, Cloud Workers, Home/Mobile Workers and Digital Nomads.
This method of working is quickly becoming the preferred way for todays employees with 85% of millennial’s wanting to have the option to telecommute 100% of the time. Remote Working also meets the current and future demands of the younger workforce. (workplaceinsight.net).
Working remotely has shown health benefits for individuals. Staff that work remotely have proven to not only be happier with increased morale but are also less stressed about their work and are vastly more loyal to their employer with increased levels of productivity (Forbes.com).
Remote Working not only applies just to employees but also to the 1000’s of Entrepreneurs and business owners that are appreciating the benefits of working almost anywhere around the globe.
Ticking boxes for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs are taking advantage of being able to work location independent and as technology is being built daily to support these working environments is proving to be a more attractive option for todays Business owners.
Cost savings are high on the list of importance for any new business venture. The ability to work from any location without the need for the normal overheads is saving companies large amounts in setup costs. This allows them to focus their budget on what’s important for their business to succeed.
You only have to look at today’s Entrepreneurs on Social platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to get a feel of how these individuals and their teams are working in an environment that meets their dreams and personal aspirations whilst working and also creating revenue for their business along the way.
As new technology is launched to make remote working even easier gives employers more options when monitoring staff and customers at the same time.
Tools like Basecamp, Trello and Slack are topping the charts for some of the best remote team management tools on the market. With their slick interfaces and functionality these platforms are extinguishing any worry that business owners may have when considering the management of remote teams.
Is a Remote Working environment right for you?
The option of working in a remote environment may be appealing and beneficial to both an employer and its workforce for the reasons outlined, but this doesn’t mean that this way of working is right for everyone.
Some companies still wish to have their teams where they can see them and interact face to face rather than over collaboration tools or communication products like Skype.
With any new exciting ways of working, unfortunately will also brings new challenges. These learning curves may not be tempting for every business owner.
Published by VoiceRules who are a leading provider for solutions promoting the remote management of international sales and customers contact support for small businesses and Entrepreneurs around the world.