Remote working is on the rise, and here at Highstream we’re constantly equipping our customers (and ourselves!) with the ability to work remotely – be that from a client’s office or a coffee shop if needed!

As experts in IT, we’re regularly required to work away from the office whether that’s rebuilding or replacing client PCs on site, or simply visiting clients who’s problems can’t be solved over the phone.

From increased productivity levels to convenience for our customer, there are many benefits to enabling your workforce to work remotely.

  1. Productivity

Pin it to not having other people’s phones to answer or no chatty co-workers but a Stanford study found that employees working remotely can be 13% more productive. 

  1. Wi-Fi is easier to find than ever

Did you know that there are more than five million free Wi-Fi spots across the country? The days of wandering around looking for a good Wi-Fi signal are over as more and more people are finding it much easier to set up away from the office.

  1. Morale booster

Giving employees the ability and the trust to work at a client’s office is guaranteed to boost morale. Studies have found that remote workers have much lower stress levels and happy, stress-free employees certainly won’t be going anywhere!

  1. Tools to stay in touch

Some people worry that they’ll get lonely or get left out when they work remotely, but it’s never been easier to stay in touch with the office. There is a huge range of communication and document sharing tools for those working remotely such as Skype, Facebook’s Workplace, Google Hangout and Microsoft Sharepoint. As long as you have a decent Wi-Fi connection (refer to point 2), you’ll never be alone!

  1. The Cloud

The Cloud is making it easier than ever for businesses to access and share their documents remotely. Instead of storing information on a huge server, cloud-based technologies paired with strong online security measures are making it easier than ever for businesses to access their documents from wherever they are.

  1. You won’t have to buy office snacks

An added bonus to working away from the office – you only need to buy snacks for yourself!

Remote working is changing the way we work – particularly in the tech world – as more and more companies catch on to the trend. While it might not be for everyone, employers are finding how enabling themselves to work from other offices can be convenient to both themselves and their client!

For a free consultation on setting up your company to work remotely, contact: information@highstream.co.uk.