59% Of Companies Increased Productivity By Delivering a Flexible Workplace.
To begin your journey, consider teleworking as a combination of people, policies, culture and technology in your organisation that transforms the workplace with a mind-set and behaviour that embraces a more mobile, connected, collaborative and flexible workforce.
Increasing employee productivity, satisfaction and retention is perhaps the strongest or most visible rationale for a teleworking strategy. Teleworking can help lower absenteeism, reduce staff turnover, and help your organisation attract talent - at the same time removing geographic boundaries.
On the policies side of Teleworking, best practice includes a thorough examination of the legal implications - including OH&S issues and the secure sharing of proprietary company information. HR implications include managing virtual teams - covering hours of work, performance indicators, measurement and assessment.
Teleworking provides a great opportunity to create and sustain a positive, flexible workplace culture that can really set you apart. In terms of inclusion and diversity, teleworking facilitates flexible work options, including the ability to work remotely.
Every organisation is unique. Some are ideally suited to a teleworking culture already; others might need to consider a gradual transformation over time as the business develops. We understand the benefits that teleworking can deliver from our own experience, but we also know that productivity, cost-control and business flexibility can take time to eventuate. That's why it's worth starting the journey today.
How do you get started?
At Cisco, we help our customers facilitate teleworking by delivering a unified workspace - a virtual environment where your people can access, store and share information whenever, wherever and on whatever device they choose. Deploying a unified workspace removes the rigidity and costs associated with a traditional, physical workplace.
In order to deliver a unified workspace your network needs to consider:
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