May 30, 2017

How the Industrial sector is adopting remote working

By SpiderGroup

For the industrial sector, keeping in touch with employees and allowing them to work in a world that is facing the 4th industrial revolution is important. It is all about flexible working and providing staff with a way in which they can get more from life while working in a more productive way.

This shift in thinking has had to fall in line with the 4th industrial revolution as the introduction and merging of technologies shape the future of the industrial sector. Businesses are now facing new challenges that mean that they have to move forward and implement IT strategies and infrastructure so they can remain ahead of their competitors but also continue to operate as a fully functioning business that continues to experience success. These changes include the rise of remote working.

What is remote working?

Long gone are the days where staff based in an office on one side of the world must travel for a meeting before travelling back again. In fact, long gone are the days where staff have to be in the office at all.

Remote working is an element of flexible working and that makes for an all round improved working environment. Remote working enables staff to work at different times, in different places or even work in-line with different time zones when required. The ability to merge their home life and work life can create a real cohesion that only works to the advantage of businesses in the industrial sector.

Cost-effective solution

Let us not forget that businesses must save money to increase profits, regardless of how big they may be. Plus, having staff in the office is costly. The electricity, heating and any other associated costs can mount up but having the ability to allow staff to work remotely means that these costs are significantly reduced. When you consider how many people are employed by large organisations, the savings are far from small.

Increased productivity

This form of working is a relatively new conception for many industries but it comes with improved performance and a greater feeling of value for staff and that means higher levels of productivity. More and more businesses are now investing in the right IT infrastructure so that it is possible for remote working to become a formal part of their operations.

How do you work remotely?

To facilitate working remotely for your employees, you’ll need a remote desktop. This can simply be accessed via an internet connection from anywhere and means your employees can access all their files, documents and BIM data with ease.

To make remote technology really work, it’s advisable to use integrated communications systems such as Skype for Business so you can keep in touch with your employees wherever they may be. Collaboration can be improved further still with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint allowing a seamless experience with teamwork no matter the distant between employees.

As employers recognise the advantages of having a workforce that works flexibly as well as the improving technologies available to them, they can and should facilitate remote working for the benefit of both employee and employer.

To find out how to get a remote desktop for your industrial business, get in touch with SpiderGroup. We can set you up as quick as possible so you can start saving money and increasing productivity instantly. Call us on 0117 933 0570 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

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