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Remote Working

November 2019

Remote Working: The Future of IT and Tech Start Ups

In this digital ages, more and more tech start-ups and IT firms are opting for remote working employees. With the implementation of powerful CRM technology making virtual team working even easier and keeping business costs down, it’s easy to see why remote working has become so popular.

As remote working continues to increase in popularity, more tech professionals are requesting flexibility with their work schedules and locations. Offering this flexibility makes your business a much more desirable prospect in this busy digital age.

 

The Remote Work Benefits

Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits to your business in return for offering remote working:

  • Reach talent both near and far: location no longer has to be a restriction on hiring new talent. With a cloud-based CRM in place, your team will be able to access all the data they need from your business to go about their daily work schedules. All they’ll need is a WiFi connection and device.
  • Boost moods: burnout is still sadly on the rise in the workplace. Commuting, uncomfortable environments, distractions and generally feeling watched or monitored add to feelings of stress and anxiety, limiting creativity and productivity. Remote work allows your team to work in an environment most comfortable to them, improving moral and in turn improving your employee retention.
  • Cost cutting: save on the cost of office maintenance by eliminating the need for an office. With employees being able to work from any location, you’ll also save on offering relocation packages for distant team members. In addition to all the cost cutting, you’ll be happy to know that remote working limits your business’ impact on the environment.

 

Making Remote Working Work for You

The success of a remote working office comes down to a few key points:

  • Communication: there needs to be a line of clear communication, visibility and accountability established early on in a remote working relationship. Setting up a regular communication schedule and using the report building features of your CRM to ensure progress is being made and targets are being met.
  • Trust: It’s important to not be overbearing or micro-manage too heavily with a remote team. It can be tempting to overcompensate when you don’t see your team daily, but checking in too regularly can be a distraction and show a lack of trust. Let the data reassure you that your team are working and maintain your communication schedule rather than checking in at any time.
  • Flexibility: one of the key appeals of remote working is the flexibility it offers. Both location and working hours are, for the most part, down to your employees. As long as targets are met and your business doesn’t rely on your team working specific hours, there’s no reason your team should be stuck in a restrictive 9-5 schedule.

 

The Future of Remote Working

Remote work doesn’t seem to be a temporary trend, instead the flexibility only seems to be appealing to more people. If you’re not already offering your employees and freelancers the flexibility of remote working, perhaps it’s time to consider how remote working could be a viable benefit to your business.

Looking for a bespoke CRM solution that grants you the tools to allow remote working to your team? Try a free demo of Lunar CRM to find out how your business could benefit.