Remote working: More than just a back-up option

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Andrew Millard offers five top tips for businesses considering their remote working technology options.

For some, the recent travel mayhem caused by the volcanic ash cloud reinforced the importance of putting in place flexible working practices which can enable continuity of business in the face of unexpected disruptions. 

The potential impact on small to medium-sized business employers in particular shouldn’t be underestimated. However, despite some companies’ continuing reservations, the regulatory, social and environmental pressures on employers to offer a more flexible working environment - by increasing opportunities for staff to work from home or other remote locations - is undoubtedly growing.

The good news is that technology no longer presents a barrier. Aff...

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17th Jun 2010 15:23

one other point

to bear in mind here is that you need to do a Health and Saftey assessment for the area you are working in - no this is not a joke!

How you deal with that when you are not at home but in the pub/airport/layby (delete or add as necessary) etc is debateable!

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18th Jun 2010 15:18

Children

The technology may be there, but if you have a young family, it can be hard to get the peace to work without being distracted.

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