The business world is changing. Not that we have to tell you that. The rise of cloud computing has brought with it a host of non-traditional options for how companies can structure their business operations.
Studies suggest that between 80 and 90 percent of the US workforce would like to work remotely at least part-time. In fact, 3.7 million US employees already do.
And that number is on the rise as companies shift to cloud technologies to decrease the overhead associated with physical locations and create better work-life flexibility for their employees.
Obviously not every company has the need or desire to work remotely all the time. But cloud mobility can still transform your business culture for the better. Better culture is a huge factor in employee retention and happiness.
Here are 5 ways that cloud mobility can transform your office culture and improve your productivity in the process.
Remote Access Can Create a Healthier Workplace
We also don’t have to tell you that people get sick and need time off work. Often employees neglect or even ignore signs of oncoming illness simply because the tools and projects they need for work are trapped in the office. This leads to the illness spreading across your team in ways that can have a massive impact on productivity.
Taking advantage of cloud technology’s remote access means releasing those programs and projects from their in-office prison and making them available from anywhere, anytime. Employees feeling the early signs of illness then have the option to work from home while screening their symptoms to avoid spreading illness.
Flexibility Empowers Employees to Remain Productive
It’s a busy world out there. And often things come up that take employees out of the office at inopportune times. Emergencies happen. The flexible freedom that cloud mobility provides allows your employees to work from any device while maintaining secure access to your business systems and files.
These inevitable problems or distractions don’t have to result in complete loss of work productivity. Cloud mobility keeps them engaged on a client call from the pediatrician’s lobby or approving project changes while running that urgent errand.
Cloud mobility harnesses this connectivity to transform your employees’ connective personal devices into connective work devices, too. This improves their lives both inside the workplace and out. It can lead to greater satisfaction and retention.
Automation Frees up Employees for High-Value Work
One of the drawbacks to software is the constant need to perform updates and maintenance. A ton of productivity can get swallowed up by periodic updates for each individual machine. Not to mention arranging or scheduling company-wide updates.
Individual failure to perform such updates can result in poor-performing software. By switching to cloud-based software solutions, companies eliminate the need to perform in-house software updates and instead shift this responsibility onto their Managed Services Provider.
Automating this task at the MSP level keeps technology streamlined for success while allowing your team to focus on the tasks that bring in revenue for your company.
Mobility Encourages Collaboration and Flex Workspace
Sitting at your desk all day can be bad for your health. It’s also bad for productivity. Cloud mobility can free employees to step away from their desks and work from designated flex spaces or even conference rooms and community spaces. This can also improve collaboration by freeing them up to work in the same space as other employees on shared projects and goals.
Unlock the Benefits of Cloud Mobility
The benefits of cloud mobility go far beyond the cultural advantages mentioned above. The cloud provides a host of scalable, flexible, and customizable solutions. Regardless of your specific needs, there is almost certainly a cloud solution that will transform your business. What will cloud technology do for your business in 2018?