One in three UK workers is being managed remotely at least once a week, with many not connecting with their manager for a month or more. The study, from recruitment firm REED, reveals the changing face of the modern workplace, with remote management being welcomed by employees.
With the rapid growth in home working, paper documents and digital data are moving in and out of the workplace at an ever-increasing speed, generating some significant information security challenges.
Companies are losing an annual average of 24 days of extra working hours by not allowing employees to work from home, according to the latest research by video conferencing service provider UCi2i. The claim, based on a poll of 1,000 office employees in the UK, highlights the benefits to individuals of having a flexible working environment and the ‘overtime’ they put in as a result.
Posted on 2nd July 2013 in Home Working.
Remote working has always been a sticky subject among businesses as there are always questions raised over whether it can have a detrimental effect on colleague communication. Common themes often relate to feeling isolated, self-discipline, managing to separate your work life from family life and losing that collaborative office culture.
TeamViewer, one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meetings software, have announced the findings of its Telecommuting for Earth survey of 500 American adult office workers aged 18 and older, conducted online by uSamp in April.
Businesses fleeing high town centre rents are assessing ways of reducing their overheads. And although many have relocated to offices on the outskirts of town, there has also been a move towards bosses enabling their staff to benefit from remote working.
In the early to mid nineties, I was working for large corporations in the tech sector. Our PA’s and no doubt bosses liked to have visibility of our diaries in order that they could schedule meetings for us.
Infosecurity Europe has revealed the results of its latest street survey which uncovered the vast amount of time people spend working in bed. With 35% of people saying that they or their partners work from bed, it is unsurprising that people complain they don’t feel work ever stops.
Ever wondered what working and living in the future will look like? Keen to fast-forward the years and see what your working life might look like in years to come? For all small businesses keen to get a glimpse of the future, then the answers may lie in a new series currently running on Channel 4.
It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of ‘Working from Home‘(or as we would refer to it as ‘WFH’, was considered as an excuse for staying at home in the pretext of working yet actually staying in bed, occasionally checking emails (dial-up then of course) while watching Jeremy Kyle or probably in those days Jerry Springer.
The claiming of work expenses is a legitimate way to reduce your tax bill. However, few people working at home take full advantage of the benefits as it can be such a grey and complex area. Kathleen Parker looks at some common oversights.