Wednesday 17 April 2013
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to consider a number of key issues when they consider embracing anywhere working.
According to Peter Boucher, enterprise commercial marketing director at Vodafone UK, business leaders should use research, insights and other companies' success stories to transform their workplace.
Writing for the Guardian, he said this involves answering questions such as 'do we need office space, every day, for every employee?'.
Others include 'could we move to smaller office space and work even more effectively?' and 'do we have the technology to enable employees to work flexibly?'.
"Once you've answered these, create a plan to outline changes in office space design, technology use, employee behaviours and process simplification," Mr Boucher urged.
He said the transition to flexible working will be gradual.
"Success will only be achieved if the changes involve employees at every level - if it's appropriate for them to work this way - and management supports employees," Mr Boucher stated.
"It is important they are kept engaged and supported throughout the process."
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Posted by Sarah Parish