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Advantages & Disadvantages of Remote Working

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2017 2:13:34 PM / by Grainne Elliott - Head of Digital Strategy posted in Remote Working

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In today’s global business work, the number of people working from home is on the increase. According to the Latest Telecommuting statistics, GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, 3.7 million Employees (2.8% of the workforce) work from home at least half the time.

Remote working is defined as employees operating away from their place of business. A remote worker could be operating on the road, at home or from abroad.

Whilst working from home sounds very appealing to most people, there are advantages and disadvantages to being a remote worker. For the purpose of this blog post I have listed my top 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages of remote working.

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Increasing Productivity in Enterprises via Effective Collaboration

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 12:27:33 PM / by Grainne Elliott - Head of Digital Strategy posted in Collaboration, Enterprise, Remote Working, Productivity

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One of the core objectives of any organisation is to increase productivity.

Improved productivity increases the overall profitability of a company and return on investment when it comes to optimising the utilisation of employee resources and business solutions.

Can you think of a single company that does not have the desire to increase productivity?

Nope, none that I can think of.

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The Essential Guide to Improving Remote Collaboration

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2016 3:10:00 PM / by Ed Morgan - Head of Marketing & Communications posted in BYOD, Collaboration, Enterprise, Remote Working

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Firsty, let me make a bold statement: Everyone now is a remote worker or mobile worker. I'm basing this on a few assumptions: one, you actualy work from home or off-site or at some point outside of your organisation’s physical space, you answer emails, take calls, read presentations on the train,meet with others at different locations.

This means we are all, in some shape or form,  a remote worker. As I said, there are of course those who are actual remote workers, most of the time based elsewhere, whether in a satellite office, at home, co-working spaces or just travelling on the road. 

The below diagram gives some stats on Americans who reported working from home. And this is just working from home!

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Remote Working, Wireless Presentation & Collaboration from Distance

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2016 10:59:00 AM / by Ed Morgan - Head of Marketing & Communications posted in Collaboration, Wireless Presentation System, Remote Working

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Something that all-too-often gets neglected from meeting room considerations around wireless presentation ... the question "What if somebody can't make it to the meeting?" Can she still contribute and, importantly, collaborate with the others in the room?  

We could always email them the minutes of the meeting but all context is lost Or we could get somebody to record the meeting and send them the video but contribution is at a minimum. Or, perhaps we could get them to dial in to the meeting through a video call? Then can they share content?

In this post we take a look at how Montage can be used to help teams like yours collaborate across distances. 

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How To Improve Collaboration with Remote Workers

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2016 7:33:00 AM / by Eddie posted in BYOD, Collaboration, Enterprise, Remote Working

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Successful remote collaboration doesn't just happen. People from different cultures, in different locations don't just suddenly come together and function like a well-oiled machine.

From a manager's perspective, you need to pay attention to the times those teams come together, their face-to-face time, the technology used, design of shared spaces, of transparency, and access to and sharing of information; it’s here that you’ll see what is gained and lost in terms of productivity and efficiency.

In this post we pay attention to some of the problems to remote collaboration and how to avoid them. 

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